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Sep 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
not the case. fox 5's karen gray houston with sherrod's road to redemption. >> reporter: the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church on m street has hosted statesmen and civil rights leaders. it's undergoing a major renovation. that did not stop shirley sherrod from retelling her story. >> this person was e-mailing me saying you should be ashamed of yourself. >> reporter: sherrod is still haunted by this now famous video. >> here i was saying that when they have a white person say they're lazy. >> reporter: it was a speech she gave to the naacp, but a conservative blogger posted excerpts that seemed to show she withheld assistance from a georgia farmer because he was white. >> i just knew the administration would support me. >> reporter: sherrod was talking about her own racial transformation, but the truth did not get out until she was forced to resign. president obama apologized. she declined an offer to go back to agriculture. she said she's suing blogger andrew brightbart. >> do the right thing and got will help you through any situation. >> reporter: folks who he
FOX
Sep 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
karen gray houston was there in attend -- and our karen gray houston was there in attendance. >> reporter: the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church on m street has hosted statesmen and civil rights leaders. it's undergoing a major renovation. that did not stop shirley sherrod from retelling her story. >> this person was e-mailing me saying you should be ashamed of yourself. >> reporter: sherrod is still haunted by this now famous video. >> here i was saying i happened to have a white person say they're lazy. >> reporter: it was a speech she gave to the naacp but a conservative blogger posted excerpts that seemed so show she withheld assistance from a georgia farmer because he was white. >> i just knew the administration would support me. >> reporter: sherrod was talking about her own racial transformation, but the truth did not get out until she was forced to resign. president obama apologized. she declined an offer to go back to agriculture. she said she's suing blogger andrew brightbart. >> do the right thing and god will help you through any situation. >> report
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
but we'll keep you posted. meantime, mayor fenty is -- karen gray houston continues our coverage from fenty headquarters northwest. karen, what is the mood there as the early numbers are coming in. it means much more subdued than what we saw in gray's camp. >> reporter: hey shawn, these folks here are eager for a win, and they're just hoping that the candidates can eek one out. they feel that the fenty campaign has more money, that it was more energized. they're crossing their fingers right now and they're hoping for the best. what i've noticed that's interesting about these campaign headquarters, there are not any tv screens in here, so people are getting their information online. they are looking at their smart phones. some of them have laptops, and that is the way they're getting their information. there are no signs yet of the candidate. we've been asking about him. people won't tell us where he is, and that's a smart candidate, why show up and say anything right now, when we have absolutely no real good indications of what the outcome are going to be. there are people who ca
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
counts. fox 5's karen gray houston has the latest update from the campaign trail. >> reporter: they are opposite stylistically, the brash underdog incumbent mayor drives himself around town. the council chairman challenging now walking with a swagger of a candidate riding high in the polls. >> welcome to this special edition of fox 5 morning morning news. >> reporter: both came out swinging in the morning debate gray hammering his message that unemployment is a spark employment why people feel left out. >> the council put in in the budget for this year $4.6 million for adult job training. this administration now over 11 months into the fiscal year with less than a month ago spent not one dollar of that. >> reporter: but the mayor says that's plainly wrong. >> just over the past month we've gotten out $3 million in grants to organizations that work with people who need job training. >> reporter: getting a job when you're unemployed is hard enough. it's even more challenging if you're an ex-offender. mayor fenty dropped by the mlk library for a graduation say mon for the project empowerme
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
on the streets in southwest dc. the dog is recovering at an animal shelter. karen gray houston picks up the story. >> he's a friendly dog but he's emaciated. he's about 10 pounds and heaviest and he ought to weigh 20. they've already named him thomas. >> reporter: the tiny poodle schnauzer mix is already making new friends at his new home. >> we just named him yesterday, we named him thomas. >> why thomas. >> after the maintenance man who found him. >> the dog was found behind an apartment complex on 22nd street in southeast. his cage is still next to the dumpster. it reeks of urine and feces. >> we were cleaning around the dumpster and we heard something crying so the gentleman pulled it out and put it on the side and i called animal control. >> reporter: his hair was all matted and dirty. he's been saved and groomed since. people who are living in the apartment complex where he was found are outraged he was tossed out to die. >> how could somebody do that to the dog? >> maybe somebody couldn't pay rent for the dog because they charge rent for animals around here. >> reporter: whate
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
country. karen gray houston has details. >> significant milestone. >> reporter: they came, they saw, they biked. local and federal officials joined a legion of biking enthusiasts in front of the new u.s. department of transportation headquarters in southeast. >> the only thing better than talking about bicycling is bicycling. >> reporter: capitol bike sharing is a regional program with 100 stations in the district and 14 in arlington. you can pick up a bike and ride it all over the area. >> i don't need a cup of coffee after riding a couple of miles on the bike. >> reporter: it's a new concept here in virginia the district has had a smart bike program in place since 2007 and installed bike lanes all over town. we found considerable interest at the new capitol bike share station across from the crystal city metro. there are all kinds of benefits to a program like this one. for one thing, the first 30 minutes of each trip are free. and everybody likes a freebie. you have to be a member, you can join online and ride for one day, one month or one year. >> if i wanted to go down on the s
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
some critical statements are in. others won't be allowed. karen gray houston is live at d.c. superior core. >> reporter: defendant apparently confessed to a police detective about two other assaults that occurred in rock creek park at the same time that chandra levy was killed. that officer wrote in a presentencing report that he told him he couldn't help himself from robbing women and sexually abusing them. the judge ruled that that report cannot be used when this case goes to trial. >> reporter: this man has pleaded not guilty to killing and raping chandra levy in the summer 2001. but he was convicted of attacking two female joggers that same year, and he talked about it to a d.c. police detective. prost cute stores wanted that information used at trial, but judge gerald fisher crated other cases, saying presentence reports are supposed to be confidential documents to help judges make decisions about sentencing. the judge did say he will allow confessions he made to police about levy. testimony from a spanish- speaking officer convinced the judge that the defendant who doe
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 10:00pm EDT
campaign. >> wisdom martin reporting. thank you. >>> mayor fenty fighting to keep his job. karen gray houston continues her team coverage from fenty's headquarters. karen. >> reporter: hey, brian, we are waiting here. they're playing the waiting game. there's music and a lot of optimism. take a look around. let me show you who's here. these are very young campaign workers. the folks that did the nitty-gritty work on the campaign. they're the guys who put the signs in people's yards, the people who were waving signs on street corners. they were the people who were trying to register people to vote and took vans taking people to the polls today. joining me now is the main person who was the architect of getting a lot of these young people out to vote. ron moten, he's the guy working with young people in the community. why is it important to get young people out. >> we have to teach our young people citizenship, and in this race where we have to cover a lot of ground, it's important to get people out who don't vote. >> you're right about that, the political scientists will tell you, people that
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
just a minute. >>> first, let's go to fenty headquarters and karen gray houston is live there with the latest. >> reporter: it's an all-hands- on-deck situation here at the campaign headquarters. volunteers and hard-core supporters out at the polling precincts. there are a few folks getting ready for a big crowd this evening for what they say will be a victory party tonight. it started here at the headquarters early this morning. the mayor getting his people all pumped up with a final campaign rally. adrian fenty then went out later with his family and cast his vote about 8:30 at the sharp school in his homebase ward 4 on 13th street northwest and he has been dropping in on polling places all day and said to be anywhere from 7 to 17 points behind. and fenty is not giving up. he's personally trying to convince voters to keep an open mind and we caught up with him at his old elementary school, bancroft, near 17th and newton. >> i'm energized. this energizes me, i have all loved election day and trying to hit as many places as possible. i wish could get into all the precincts, it's not po
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 9:00am EDT
. political reporter karen gray houston as moderator, i may ask a follow-up question. the candidates then would get the full a lotment of answer and reput tall time. we have been asking you the viewer for your input and questions that you would like us to ask the candidates. we thank you for your response. you will hear many of your thoughts incorporated into the questions that we pose the next hour. we are streaming today's debate live on our web site at myfoxdc.com. you can go there to chat about the debate in realtime as it's happening. so, those are the ground rules, we are ready to begin. before the debate, mayor fenty won a coin toss. he decided to give his opening statement first. mayor fenty. >> thank you and good morning. if this debate is like the last six months of campaigning, expect my opponent to not spend a lot of time talking about his record or my record. expect him to talk a lot about things like a made up charge of phonism, a charge that "the washington post" dismissed this past weekend saying there was absolutely no evidence to support any of my opponent's charges. don
FOX
Sep 13, 2010 4:25am EDT
scene responded and fox 5's karen gray houston was on the scenes it unfolded. >> reporter: it was an orderly festival full of people, dogs, music, food and crafts, up until two dogs, this poodle seen here with its owner and a pit bull got into it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump on each other. they were fighting. >> this is the distraught onaer of the pit bull who was killed. eyewitnesses say the pit bull was the aggressor. >> the pit bull started biting the owner of the dog and her bystander that was there with her started biting hem. >> bye standers tried to separate the dogs. one of them, this man, says he was bitten by the poodle. then police got involved. >> the one issue that does not appear to be in dispute is that a police officer pulled out his weapon out here and shot and killed the dog. how and why it happened depends on whom you ask. >> this big guy right here, the white man there picked up the dog, very angrily and threw the dog down the steps there and stood at the top of the stairway there and pulled out his gun and in front of the crowd just fires i
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 4:25am EDT
week before the d.c. primary. they squared off during a debate at the newseum last night. karen gray houston reports. >> reporter: outside the newseum before the candidates went at it, there was the usual campaign hoopla. >> don't forget mayor fenty! >> reporter: inside, the per functionary handshake and a hug. reporters at the ready and the slugfest was on. >> the issue of yoko ono cronyism will not be a factor in the gray administering as it has been in this administration where $8 # million in contract have gone to the mayor's fraternity professors. >> surely he read the "washington post" editorial board's statement on sunday where it said, and i'll quote, mr. feint fenty's friends did for the receive $82 million. >> reporter: fenty, who now trails gray by 17 points in a "washington post" poll also harped on a new theme in his campaign n his rush to make the city better, he says, he has made mistakes. >> i've got to do a better job making people feel good about that change so she include it in a part of that. i've learned that lesson. i commit to doing that. >> reporter: vincent gray is s
FOX
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
by 53 to a 45% margin. gray is filling out his legion of the future. fox 5s karen gray houston is here now. karen? >> reporter: vince gray held a news conference outside of the hotel where he held his victory party last night. he said he would like to see a more uniteed city and wants to hear from residents about what they want. >> we're here for you. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> reporter: it was a lovefest by supporters and council colleagues. as vincent gray stepped forward to thank the people who made him the nominee. >> i want you to know how humbled i am with the victory last night. and with the trust that has been invested in me by the voters. [ applause ] >> reporter: fresh off of his win, he viewed to be inclusive, promised to hold town hall meetings to find out what citizens want. supporters, including some union leaders, see new hope and like the tone gray is setting. >> what we vex picturation about -- expectations about is we will be included in decisions in this city. >> we were excluded for four years. >> gray said he won't be turning back the clock on school ref
FOX
Sep 6, 2010 10:00pm EDT
d.c. mayor's race is far from over. at 10:30 the state of the mayor's race. fox 5 reporters karen gray houston and paul wagner join me live on the set to break down the issues, talk about where the candidates are headed and where they stand all ahead of that democratic primary. >>> meantime politicians are serving up drama in the district with accusations of stolen campaign signs caught on camera. the owner of the capital city diner says kathy henderson the independent candidate for ward 5 removed terry thomas and kwame brown signs from his restaurant, but henderson said the owner asked her to because the owner put them up because he felt sorry for one of the candidates. police are now involved in this on the news edge at 11:00. >>> a fake election ballot circulating through prince george's county and we found it. it tells people politicians endorsed certain candidates they actually don't support and there's a big question about who is behind it. fox 5 investigative reporter tisha thompson tracked down a candidate who admits he handed out those ballots. >> reporter: you were handing them out?
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
working to soothe any hard feelings. they started with the unity breakfast. karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: in a heavily democratic town, convincement gray is expected to be the next mayor. he came to the democratic state committee breakfast at israel baptist church to highlight issues he says are important to him. >> like our schools, like public safety, like getting people back to work again and restoring the public trust to our government. >> reporter: gray was warmly received by all including the defeated incumbent mayor. >> reporter: it was . >> it was a real tough campaign. i think we fought hard. i think it was all fought in the best spirit. it is good to show publicly that all that stuff is left in the campaign. >> reporter: after every primary, the state committee brings the win irs and losers together. >> it is all about now bringing everybody together to start the healing process an now we got to be one city, one people be one party. >> one city! one city! one city! >> reporter: it is gray's vision for the future. he is planning town hall meeting in all eight wards
FOX
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
labor day. they were both stumping for votes. karen gray houston is live in the newsroom with an update. >> the candidates are taking full advantage of the labor day holiday. it is a time when you can find voters at home if you are knocking on doors and check out folks going to the polls for the early voting. >> four more years! >> reporter: ward 5 northeast outside of the turkey thicket rec center. the underdog incumbent mayor wrapping up his message at a campaign rally with young supporters. >> we are priming the pump. we want to get the numbers in the polls as high as they can be and the only way to do so is to start to vote early. we have eight days. >> we are working hard to win 4. >> reporter: elsewhere in northeast, near the rigs la salle community center, enthusiastic support for the challenger vincent gray. it is an area that could prove to be a major battleground, which is ward 4, fenty's home turf. >> we have been out all day and will be out all day and evenings until the 14th. a spirited campaign. >> reporter: mayor fenty dropped by the woodland rec center in southeas
FOX
Sep 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
being detached and not focused. >> karen gray houston has been covering this race. she joins us to talk about it. thank you for coming in. it was a late night. >> yes. at 2:30. >> you were with the fenty camp last night and give me a sense of what they were feeling last night? do they have a sense of why things turned out the way they did? >> if you watched who was at the campaign headquarters, it was young campaign volunteers and workers. they were -- the average age was 25 or less. and so it was really -- i've covered a lot of the primary elections and general elections and you normally see people attached to your administration, there were a few of those there. people from outside of the government, civic groups, church and union leaders and none of those people were there. so that was a little bit unusual. did they get why it happened? i think what happened is people want to like their mayor and it had gotten to the point where he was not as likeable and they were used to. he had a couple of terms as a city counsel person who was mr. constituent. if you needed something, he would sh
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
11th, since 2001 i the country celebrated the day with somber- filled poignant memorials. a church is doing something different this year, burning the q'uran. >> there is a time the talk is over and a time when we must stand up and battle. >> a group of more than 30 fake leaders from around the country gathered in washington denouncing the plan which they say is the latest in the series of troubling anti-muslim sentiment. >> i say sham on you. >> as an evangelical, i say to those who did this, i say you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: the faith leaders are meeting with the attorney general and in the hopes of pushing the justice department to get -- or direction violence at muslims. >> what is the real america? this is not the real america and never has been or should be. >> reporter: condemnations against pastor jones are pouring in from a wide range of groups, including the black panther and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. general petraeus said if one american burns the q'uran, this could place many u.s. soldiers and civilians in jeopardy. he said, quote, images of the burning of a q'uran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. hundreds of afghans took to the streets of kabul, chanting death to america and long live islam because of the planned curan burning. the religious leaders appealed to understand that extremists in the u.s. don't represent the mainstream. >> don't use these incidents as hateful as they are and hurtful as they are, to justify any kind of hatred against america. >> reporter: the faith leaders have a long list of questions, including a statement about the government's commitment to freedom and helping local jurisdictions use the laws to prosecute them when necessary. >> and president obama will spend part of the 9/11 anniversary at the pentagon and this is a second year in the row and he travelled to new york for the anniversaries on saturday. and she will join laura bush at the site. >>> bad news for the press when -- president. his approval ratings continue to sink and in a new abc news "washington post" survey, a record 57% say he's doing a bad job on the economy and overall, 52% are unhappy with the job performance and that is twill of % worse than ever before and the news edge on the district now. and the race for d.c. mayor. way ahead of the polls and -- they say the only poll that matters takes a place election day which is seven day away and karen gray houston has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: this is an unusual primary race. the candidates are not just duking it out on debates andro and tv ad, but a new contest. the battle is happening online. on the candidates website and on u tube. >> vince gray doesn't think it was a mistake. >> reporter: one of the newest fenty jabs can be seen on youtube and based on the council chairman's reducal to admit mistakes during the candidate debate seen last week on fox 5. both of the candidates are pulling out all 9 stops and check out vince gray's website of testimonials by former spent supporters and some who worked in his administration. >> unfortunately, there was not a lot of thought about the long- term impact of his decisions. >> there are a lot of people working actively on this campaign who were either employees of the government. >> and the whole purpose is to get as many votes as humanly possible and we're worrying hard. >> reporter: they disagree on a wide range of issues but this is something that was easy for them, the development of the anacostia waterfront. >> all right. >> reporter: who wouldn't support the marina. it's being jump started and the new housing retail and office space is expected to retail next year. on the minds of the candidates, recent rowdy encounters between the overeager volunteers, vince gray wants police officers stationed at all the polling stations on election day. >> i'm talking about everybody. i citizen to my own people that, listen, we want you to do what you came there for. >> reporter: these elementary kids might be too young to vote. the mayor sees the moment to share the spotlight with some redskins before sunday's cowboys game and to -- at a local school. one more thing, gray wants parking meter fees rolled back to 6:30 p.m. and said they hurting small businesses. fenty said the d-dot director put that policy in place and they to be adjusted. >> and this evening, two of the biggest supporters of candidates will join us live on fox 5 news at 10. marion barry, gray and in the studio, fenty ally and co- founder, tonight at 10. >>> and a series of robberies have students on edge. 6 incidents in total, two last night and this time they pulled a gun. beth parker has more. >> reporter: one happened where i am standing. there is a bike and running path and that connects students and they use it as a short cut to campus and this trail pops them by is neighborhood where a lot of students live. the shortcuts used all the time. last night, it got ugly. i didn't see them coming. they ran up behind me and told me to go of them my cash. >> reporter: this 21-year-old said the suspect threatened to kill him. >> and i cooperated with what he said and gave him my cash. i didn't want problems. >> reporter: susan hopes her dog wards off criminals. last night's incident hits close to home. >> it's basically in our backyard. >> and -- >> right heria. gee yeah. >> i was not here last night. when i read the, mail, it was scary. and now that guns are involved. >> reporter: minutes later, audrey smith saw police cars in front of her house and her street is a mix of students and non-students. and sometimes there are ladies alone, they come in and go in their house and they want to feel safe and have been feeling safe. >> reporter: six armed robberies off the university of maryland campus, some of the victims are students. >> and they're easy prey, do dumb things, do this all day. talk on the telephone. you can't hear people walk up behind you. >> reporter: mark works with the university of maryland department of public safety and said it's not always as simple as telling people to walk with a friend after dark. >> and some cases, the folks were in groups. there was a group victimized and beat know by several men that approached them and property stolen. they were doing what they were supposed to be doing. >> reporter: and now prince georges county police are working with the university of maryland department of public safety on these cases. again, there have been at least six incidents and two armed and in two cases, arrests were made. it's not clear how many of these are connected. in the meantime, the university is telling students to be alert and that they should be thinking about this and be ready and know what they would do if someone confronted them and they're handing this out around campus. what it comes down to is between 2 and 4:00 a.m., you are likely to be a victim of a crime n. college park, beth parker, fox 5 news and back to you. >> still ahead on the news edge, a neighborhood shut down as police search for a shooter on the run. >>> it was pretty scary. >> i'm home alone with two kids and i couldn't get out to take them to school this morning. >> and details on the manhunt that led to the school lockdown and more. >>> and a prince georges police officer place in handcuffs. wait until you hear what he allegedly deal did to a tow truck diver. >>> and -- truck driver. >>> and why a plea deal could be in the works for the former flight attendant. we're back. hang tight.  a prince georges county police officer has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a tow truck driver. it happened in odenton, maryland. the investigators say that daniels pulled a gun shoving it in the driver's face. the police believe he was upset over a car being towed and was not on duty at the time of the arrest. >>> the flight attendant accused of cursing out a partial, sliding down the emergency exit chute and getting a plea deal. steven slater appeared in a new york city crime, charged with wreckless endangerment and tarns on both sides said that a deal was being discussed. >> we have had some discussions with the d.a. and hope to continue them to favorably resolve this matter. >> thank you. >> and he will receive a mental evaluation that could mean he will qualify for an alternative sentencing program and so far, he would rather receive community service. >>> schools were on lockdown, roads closed. still ahead, where police caught up with the alleged gunman that had a neighborhood on high alert. >>> and john lennon's killer is denied parole the sixth time. mark david chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for gunning down the ex-beatle in 1980. the 55-year-old chapman will be eligible for parole again in 2012 and lennon have turned 70 this october. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, 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circumstances of himself turning himself in are unclear at this point and what we do know is the police say that joshua prince fired at least one roundality his girlfriend from a high-powered rifle inside here off of rock lidge drive. and that forced the police to ask the school system to lock down walter johnson high school here and tildon middle school. and this began after 7:00 this morning. >> reporter: montgomery county police alerted the response team and sent officers with the assault weapons into the neighborhood off of rockledge drive. for several hours, the officers searched for 32-year-old joshua prince. described by police as a man with military experience who was dressed in hospital scrubs at the time of the shooting and neighbors were told to stay in the apartment. what we have learn side this is domestic situation and ex- boyfriend joshua prince, a white male, 32 years old. fired at least one shot at his adult female former girlfriend girlfriend. >> the ex-girlfriend broke up with him. >>> we had a beautiful weekend. >> yes. >> anda shot spell. >> yeah and the days are shorter and the heat is not lasting as long. >> right. >> not going multiple days in a row. this is our only 92 degrees day. >> nice. >> and this is a dat in the upper 80s and the cool front on through and tomorrow night, we're getting things cooler. you have to love september. it always delivers, doesn't it? and while yes today was on the hot side, it's going to get better. a live look outside. nothing diseased. let's talk headlines, the cooler air is coming tomorrow night and still warm tomorrow. upper 80s, not 94. today's 94, day have a new tropical storm, hermine, that made landfall last night, south of brownsville in mexico could some of that rain get here on sunday? we're going to keep an eye on that and the red skins are playing sunday night. that is not when we would like to have rain. that forecast is many days out. today, 94 as mentioned. dulles, 92. , bwi marshal, 91 degrees and we won't be going there again tomorrow. probably the upper 80s, gaithersburg at 88 degrees and annapolis, 83. culpeper, oh, still hanging in there with that 95 degrees and monasses, 91. across the country, though, i want you to see the cooler air coming. we're still hot here and had some of the hottest temperatures in the nation today. international falls current temperature, 54 degrees. fargo, 60; lincoln, nebraska, 78 degrees; chicago, 74 and great falls, 69. so, here come ours front. it will be coming to our area tomorrow morning. we're checking our max hd satellite and radar and finding a few showers along and when it comes across the mountains, we think it's not going to hang on to much of that moisture. i'll tell you where there is a lot of most our and here it is, central texas. the tropical storm hermine is, in fact, still a tropical storm and that is not too far from austin, texas. we have had rainfall rates of two to five inches here and it's moving fast enough to the north-northwest at 18 and there has been some flooding. but not as bad as it could have been and this area is very drought-stricken. we think this will continue moving to the north and i will show you the path with it in central texas. goes up to oklahoma and eventually some of the remnant moisture might get caught up in a second front that we will see later this week. tonight, though, fair skies and a few clouds around for sunrise, 71 degrees and may be a sprinkle. keep your fingers crossed. and the rest of the day, breezy and warm. 88 degrees and west winds will begin drying us out and we'll notice the breeze for starters and that is a very dry wind and tomorrow, we have kind of a high fire danger. we have been dry for too long and a low humidity day with a breeze will be kicking in for us. 8:00 a.m. 73; by noon, 85 and by 4:00, 88 degrees and so other than keeping an eye on what happens with the moisture, this is going to be a quiet, comfortable and dry week here. thursday, 78 degrees. friday, looks fantastic. 79 and saturday, 81 and we get into sunday. just when we would like to have a dry day, when dallas comes to town and that is going to feature some showers and/or a thunderstorm, depending on the timing of the moisture. that is what we have to go with now. 83. >> thank you, sue. >>> was big al finally wore out his welcome. coming up in sports, rumors are swirling that the redskins are ready to send the defensive lineman back from where he came. >>> and radar online reporting the man who popularized the phrase can't we all get along is getting married. rodney king, the victim of a brutal beating in los angeles by police in '91, engaged to one of the jurors from his controversial civil trial. cynthia kelly pushed to award king a 3.8 mepayout in the civil case against the city of l.a. aps? esp next reporting the redskins contacted the tennessee titans, albert hainesworth old team. the reports are that the titans are interested if the two sides could agree on compensation. hainesworth played the majority of the preseason finally last thursday against the cardinals when all the other starters were watching and multiple source were completely disappointed in how he played and on saturday and send, saturday and monday's practices, minimal reps for him and that is not how you prepare. and today, he received some support, though, courtesy of the quarterback mcnabb who appeared on local sports talk radio. >> albert is one of our brothers in the locker room and we want to make sure he's taken care of. he understands that i have to put the time and effort in this get an opportunity to show what i can do. he knows what he can do and we can't win without him and he plays a major part on our defense and everyone knows him. >> think he was being supportive. 10th-ranked virginia tech facing boise state. the hokies trail 26-20 and taylor to boyken and goes 28 yards for the touch and that two-point conversion vailed, 27- 26 and over a minute left. moore, play-action and finds austin petis with 13 yards for the game-winning touchdown. boise state defeats virginia tech 33-30 and a up to-10 is showdown. >> that is -- and a 20-10 showdown. >> i know we're going to be a good football team. we have to crank it up this week. >> the hokies host james madison on saturday. maryland's new president introduced kevin anderson. the school's new ad. he comes to college park from west point where he oversaw army in 2004. and no doubt enjoyed maryland's 17-14 win over navy and takes over for -- for debbie who moved to north carolina state after 16 years at maryland. >>> and tiger woods selected by captain pavin as the member of the 12th player of the american ryder's cup team. woods is the number one-ranked player in the world. join him are zach johnson, stewart cink and rickey fouler. the -- rickey fowler. the ryder cup is october 1, 2, and 3 in wales. >>> now you have the newses edge. back here at 10. the news edge at 11. hope you will be, 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does ask for one thing from all of us. when you see people who are homeless remember. >> they're people, too. >> great story. >>> the news keeps coming tonight. here's brian bolter tonight with the news edge at 11:00. >> breaking weather news, severe thunderstorm warnings popping up in the area right now. down to sue palka with the latest. >> we were just looking at that line of storms on our 10:00 news. i want to take you straight to radar because they really are getting their act together and finding energy. this is all out to our west and it does include washington county, frederick and clark and also much of the panhandle of west virginia. the big concern with these is that they're probably going to pack some 60-mile an hour wind gusts with them and they're also moving very quickly to the east at about 40 miles per hour. so you can kind of project where they'll be heading if you live williamsport, martinsburg, hagerstown, inwood and boones borrow you'll be affected by that -- boonesborough. we'll keep a close eye on that. >>> horror at one of the nation's most prestigeous hospitals, a man from arlington distraught over the condition of his mother pulled out a gun her doctor. the alleged gunman then ran back into the room, shot his mother and turned the gun on him. fox 5's bob barnard is live in baltimore tonight with what we're learning about the suspect. bob. >> reporter: brian, there's still some confusion tonight over his name. police initially identified him as warren davis because of the bracelet hospital issued bracelet on his wrist, then came back and said his name was paul warren pardus. whatever his name, he touched off some terrifying moments here today. for a little more than two hours thursday one of the nation's most prestigeous hospitals became an uncertain crime scene with shots fired inside baltimore's johns hopkins hospital. >> we're from a small town in tennessee. so it's mind boggling. things like this, you know, live on a little farm. >> reporter: baltimore police say just after 11 a.m. a doctor was shot in the hallway on the eighth floor. the alleged gunman, the son of a female patient originally identified as warren davis. >> mr. davis was receiving some news about the care and the condition of his mother just outside the doorway to that room when he became emotionally distraught. >> reporter: police say mr. davis was actually paul warren pardus, age 50 of arlington, virginia. they say he pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot the physician in the stomach. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room and mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who's confined to the bed. >> reporter: fox news and the baltimore sun are identifying the wounded physician as david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. >> he was talking, everything like that and i mean he appears to be fine to me. >> reporter: meantime nobody knew for certain what was happening inside room 873. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with agun and to stay put. >> reporter: around 1:30 police discovered davis and his mother jean dead of gunshot wounds. investigators calling it a murder suicide. william woodson's wife recovering from surgery one floor above. >> she was in her room and there was ruckus on the floor -- and there was no ruckus on the floor or anything. so the hospital handled it very well. >> reporter: tonight we're told the hospital is back operating pretty much to normal, brian. >> new details are emerging about the suspected gunman and his mother. they both lived in arlington. our team coverage continues now with fox 5's roz plater. she spoke with neighbors tonight and joins us with what they had to say. >> reporter: the folks who live near the mother and son know them as jean and warren davis, finding it so hard to believe. this is their home on kenmore street in the north division of south arlington. neighbors describe them as friendly and quiet but largely keeping to themselves. they say the son seemed to be the only caretaker for his mother. she described him as devoted, but if he was having difficulty or was overwhelmed taking care of her, he never spoke to them about it. >> it's a terrible asian and him having a mother that was -- situation and him having a mother that was going through whatever she was going through and him, too probably being the only one to tend to her. >> he had a good side and he loved his mother and that clearly showed through. whatever made him do this, we'll never know. i just hope they both rest in peace. >> the alleged shooter grew up in remington virginia and moved to arlington tay take care of her mother. we're told he was a contract driver for metro access. >>> fox 5 in the meantime following a developing story now out of prince george's county. police were called to the 2600 block of nicholson street in hyattsville after 7:00, a teenager shot in the park there taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. so far his name has not been released. police have no motive, no witnesses. >>> a candlelight vigil held tonight to remember a dog that was shot and killed by a d.c. police officer. dozens of people turned out to remember parrot, the pitbull shar-pei mix killed last sunday during the adams morgan festival. police say parrot got into a fight with a poodle. an officer tried to intervene and shot and killed parrot when the dog allegedly charged him. the dog's foster owner said parrot didn't deserve to die. >>> a crash with an ambulance, tonight three people dead. laura evans swhere at 11:00. >> the three men were in an suv that hit the ambulance. the emts were on marlboro pike in district heights early this morning when police say the suv came down the road very fast in the wrong direction. the suv side swiped the ambulance, then crashed into a brick wall and utility pole killing all three men. >>> one person is reported dead in a brief but violent storm that slammed new york city around 5:30 this afternoon. tornado warnings issued for staten island, brooklyn and queens. the person who died died when a tree fell on top of a car. several people were also injured, rooftops blown off, trees knocked over and power lines down. >>> pope benedict xvi in the uk today warning young people against the temptations of drugs, money, sex and alcohol. he also made his strongest comments yet on the church's sex abuse crisis. it's the first state visit by a pope to the uk and while tens of thousands of people greeted him today, the trip has been marred by controversy. >>> still ahead on the news edge d.c.'s outgoing mayor showing his support for the man set to take his place. >> it's good to show publicly that all that stuff is left on the campaign. >> we'll assume that means privately as well. will an adrian fenty defeat equal an exit for school chancellor michelle rhee? we'll tackle that question. >>> plus ad attack, the group slamming mcdonald's in this controversial commercial. we'll be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. jwa >>> democratic party in d.c. working to soothe any hard feelings after a hard fought mayoral race and they started with this morning's traditional unity breakfast, the first time we've seen the new democratic candidate with the mayor since the primary. >> reporter: in a heavily democratic town vincent gray is expected to be the neck mayor. he came to the -- next mayor. he came to the democratic state protect fast at israel baptist church to highlightish -- breakfast at israel baptist church to highlight issues he says are important to him. >> restoring the public trust to our government. >> reporter: gray was warmly received by all including the defeated incumbent mayor. >> it was a real tough campaign and i think the democratic nominee and i, we fought hard. i think it was all fought in the best spirit, but it's good to show publicly that all that stuff is left on the campaign. >> reporter: after every primary the state committee brings the winners and the losers together. >> it's all about now bringing everybody together to start the healing process and now we got to be one city, one people, one party. one city! one city! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: it's gray's vision for the future planning all town hall meetings in 8 wards and possible meetings after election. he's still dogged by questions about school chancellor michelle rhee. >> we keep mission each other. it's hectic. we'll continue and sit down and talk. >> reporter: gray insists he won't make personnel decisions until after the election, but some council members are hoping he won't fire rhee. >> i think it would be a great loss for the city to jeopardize the momentum that has been built for change. >> reporter: and while this was mostly about unity, there were reminders of the unpleasantness in the mayoral campaign which early on gray was not expected to win. >> adrian fenty had over $4 million in bank and strictly talking about money, we just had our money come by love. >> reporter: karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> it is safe to say mcdonald's isn't loving it. still ahead on the edge the fast food giant responds after a controversial ad hits the airways. >>> plus a former president goes after the lion of the senate, why jimmy carter is criticizing the late ted kennedy. >>> and new england quarterback tom brady has a beef with patriots fans. brady wasn't happy when he looked up into the stands sunday and saw half the seats empty in the 4th quarter. the pats play the jets next. brady said he doubts the jets fans leave their home games early.  >>> mcdonald's lashing out at a commercial that links the fast food chain to heart disease. the committee for responsible medicine shows a grieving widow weeping over the body of a man with a half eaten hamburger. mcdonald's say it's misleading and it's up to the customers to make smart food choices. >>> president jimmy carter said americans could have had healthcare a lot sooner but he said senator kennedy blocked efforts to get his efforts past. kennedy who championed healthcare reform during his senate career died last year. >>> a coffee chain does an about face. shawn yancy has that and more in your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight starbucks had a change of heart. no. 5, the cough giant is reversing its decision -- the coffee giant is reversing its decision to remove cold drinks -- tall drinks from its drive-thru menu board. it left on the larger more expensive drinks. starbucks claimed the change was based on customer request for a simpler menu. no. 4, google got it right last year predicting the zhu zhu pet would be the season's hottest toy. this year the search engine predicts the nerf strike stampede dark blaster and the mattel's thing a majig plush toys will be a big hit. no. 3, doctors from norway did a study comparing teens with severe acne to those with little or no acne and found both boys and girls with severe acne had more suicidal thought than those with less acne. no. 2, illegal drug use is up in the u.s. to its highest levels in nearly a decade due in part to an increase in abuse of pot, ecstasy and meth. the office of national drug control policy blames changing attitudes about the harmful effects of illegal drugs and the approval of medicinal marijuana. no. 1, the foreclosure problem is getting worse. realty trac reports lenders repossessed more homes last month than in any month sin the housing crisis began. bank -- since the housing crisis began. banks seized more than 95,000 properties across the country, up 25% from last year and that's a look at tonight's top five on fox 5. >> let's talk about our weather now and had a lot of severe storm warnings popping up. >> all to our west and the storms are moving quickly east at 40 miles an hour. combine ha forward motion with the strong winds in these storm -- that forward motion with the strong winds in the storms and you could get some gusts to 60. we've got them lit up in yellow. it does include frederick county and washington county. so some places like martinsburg, williamsport, hagerstown, you're all in the path of this. cedar grove, through the panhandle of west virginia as well. these warnings go in 11:45. there has been a lot of lightning. i think they are diminishing a little, but again it's the winds that will be gusting we have to watch out for. so those continue. we've also had some severe thunderstorm warnings down through west virginia and, in fact, we've had some rotation with some of the storms out to our west. there were three reports of tornado touchdowns in western portions of west virginia. by the time this gets to d.c. i think it's going to be a batch of showers. over to max hd satellite and radar, we put everything in motion here and it's really been two waves. we had some showers especially across maryland earlier today and, of course, the damage you can see the stronger storms as they go across queens and brooklyn and here comes our last line. we think this will be the last batch. it's all coming out ahead of a frontal system which will cross the region in the early portion of the morning and then i think we'll see clouds and eventually all of this moisture breaking up. again it did not amount to much unfortunately in the immediate metro area. we're so terribly dry. most of the region is dry. you're getting better rain out of it out to our west. so some showers for the metro area and gusty thunderstorms north and west, 68 degrees, those warnings going until 11:45. we'll keep an eye on it and let you know if they get extended eastward. there will be a few morning clouds around. i think the showers will be long gone and we'll be headed for a . our friday will get up to 85 degrees. here's a temperature trend. average is 80. we'll be above average tomorrow. saturday 83 degrees, sunday 83 and heading into monday our temperature looks like it will be about 79 degrees. so looking good there. our front will slip down to our south and east taking any showers with it and we'll watch an area of high pressure build in. there will be a second front on the move this weekend. it will come north to south out of pennsylvania and i think there will be some showers with it sunday in pennsylvania, maybe it kind of holds together through the weekend to produce a few showers in the mountains, but most everything will get blocked out for us by high pressure. there's that second front sunday. was showing a slight chance of a couple showers in the mountains. got to talk about the tropics because we have and a quick look at our own weekend forecast. it looks just delightful here. in the tropics, though, we have three hurricanes. hurricane karl with the 11:00 update is at category 2 and this is the most important one. it's going to be making landfall again tomorrow on the mexico coast. hurricane igor also a big deal, igor going to slam bermuda sunday. right now it's a category 3 with wind of 125 miles an hour. it hits bermuda in a weakened state, category 1 or 2 on sunday. it's going to be a long weekend for our poor friends on that beautiful island. the five-day forecast here, 85 degrees friday. our weekend looking delightful, mostly sunny on monday and tuesday. our run of beautiful september weather continues even if it is a little on the dry side. hey, we've got the redskins playing. they are in town. feldy is talking about what we can expect out of that game, too, when we come back. america needs clean energy, and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard. with a strong res, we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> good evening. i'm dave feldman, the texans come to town this weekend as the redskins look to go 2-0 for the first time since 1997 when joe gibbs won his first two. clinton portis not saying anything today and taping his mouth shut just to make sure there were no leaks. portis said some controversial remarks tuesday on local radio about female journalists in the locker room. a reaction to a mexican reporter ines sainz tweeting the jets players had made her feel uncomfortable. well, albert haynesworth helped portis out with more tape and albert needs some tape of his own on an ankle scenario. >> yesterday he sprained his ankle and he didn't take any team reps today. so it's a little sore today. hopefully it's not too serious and he'll be able to practice tomorrow. >>> did you see devin thomas did not play a single scrimmage but did return two kickoffs for 76 yards giving the team excellent field position. kyle shanahan has not said if he'll be more involved sunday against the texans and devin just wants to play. >> i'm trying my best to get out there, putting my best food forward trying to stay humble and keep my head up, not being down, but it's hard, man, especially my third year and i really want to be a major part of this offense. i know i can be a major part. got to keep doing my thing with special teams. >>> major league baseball has upheld national center fielder suspension nyjer morgan's 18th suspension for a series of events that culminated with september's brawl with the marlins. the suspension will begin friday. the previous success specs stemmed from an incident -- suspension stemmed from an incident in phillies. >>> they say golf say game of forgetting. what about hockey? last season a disappointing early exit for your washington capitals. but that's history and we're moving forward now. back on the ice today at the kettler iceplex in arlington, rookie catch concluded with a 4- 3 victory over the flyers rookies. the veterans took the ice this morning. they'll undergo physicals and off ice testing tomorrow. the team gets ready for training camp which begins saturday. alex ovechkin, what do you have? >> i have a pretty hard workout in the summer, so feel pretty good and ready to go. >> i think everybody is pretty positive and obviously had to put some things in the past, but guys are excited to be here and i think it was a long summer for us, a little too long. you know, i know as far as myself and a lot of the other guys, we're ready to get going this year. >>> football big east versus acc. cinci visiting new york state. follows the blockers, cuts inside and 31 yards later scores, nc state a winner 30- 19. the seattle stormers champions again completing its undefeated mark through the post season beating the atlanta dream 87- 84. the storm won each of its seven postgames for its second wnba title. they also won the 2004 championship. >>> and former terp and acc player of the year greivis vasquez agrees to terms with the memphis tabriz his. i'm dave feldman. brian is back with more of the edge after this. have a good night. úh>h >>> here's a last look
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. police say murder victim steven carr was shot to death inside his home sunday night by a neighbor, david patton and he lied around the corner reportedly upset by this speed bump that carr lobbied to get in front of his house on field master drive. >> it's really sad and unfortunate to think that people can fly off the handle that much over just a speed bump. >> reporter: police say carr and his girlfriend were watching tv around 10:00 sunday night when patton came through the front door with a gun, forced them to the floor, bound their hands with zip ties and shot and killed carr when he tried to get free. carr's roommate eventually showed up and was ordered to the ground and when he ran from the house and the suspect gave chase, the girlfriend ran to an upstairs bathroom, locked the door and called 911. >> incredible. incredulous. don't believe it, you know. >> reporter: this next door neighbor said he knew somebody was upset about the speed bump. >> that went over for a period of weeks. they would go by and honk at night. >> reporter: on june 11th, patton and carr got into it outside of the house. >> he was going to drive into the driveway and they blocked his way and talked and he fine tale got in and i think the man got in and after that, he took him to court. >> reporter: patton was charged with misdemeanor assault. the court date scheduled for this thursday and when police searched the home, they discovered a gun box for a ruther and deputy's badge. and there is no explaining for that but patton is not and was not a current or former employee of the fairfax county police department and they do say when patton was arrested, he was carrying a back pack and inside was a gun. the zip ties, likeplastic handcuffs, brian, and duct tape. >>> a fight between two dogs in adams morgan ended with a d.c. officer shooting one. sheila martin silva claims her bischon was attacked by a pit bull mix. her dog is recovering. the man grabbed the dog and handed it badgeback to her. he was fostering the pit bull mix parrot and claims he had the situation under control when a d.c. officer arrived on the scene. >> officer fike grabbed -- threw my dog down, landed half on this upper triangle shape and on the ground o his back and spew. he ran to the top of the stairs and shot and killed my dog. >> i think the police did the right thing. the dog is aggressive, and i saw the dog biting. >> d.c. police say the shooting appears to have been justified. >>> a hazmat scare on capitol hill today. part of the capitol building was evacuated after a powdery substance was found in the house of the visitor's gallery. capitol police cleared the area as a precaution and authorities determined the suspect -- substance was not hazardous and gave the all clear less than an hour later. >>> and from sun up to sun down, it's campaign time and polls close at 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. karen gray houston is back from the campaign trail trail and is live with the latest. >> reporter: incumbent democrat adrian fenty and vincent gray are running on fumes and they trying to rack up undecided votes. at this hour on that southwest waterfront, fenty getting an endorsement in the southeast from the go go community. it started during the morning rush hour for the mayor and on the corner of georgia avenue and missouri. it's ward 4 and fenty hoping to hold on. the challenger is in front by seven points. the council chairman turned up. most showed up. mayor fenty missed the rally and his people said that he was out campaigning elsewhere and he did turn up early on the board of elections -- elections on this last day of early voting. >> i'm going to campaign and ask people to vote because of the great record that we have been able to put together the past four years. whoever has the best manager and record, should win the elect. >> we're out touching people and talking to people. i came here for the democratic state committee rally and we're going to get out and talked to people. >> both candidates dubbed by accusations of possible vote buying by supporters. the board of elections and ethics is looking into that and. >>> it shows gray ahead. he like fenty insisting now the only poll that counts is the one taken on election day. >>> and caro gant and aloof, two words constituents describe fenty during his time in office. coming up tonight at 6:15 in a few minutes, my one-on-one interview with the mayor as he trys to repair his image. >>> and president obama pushing the hard sell in fairfax, virginia. he continues to talk up his new plan to jump start the economy and, elections a month and a half away, conservatives are keeping up their call. >> reporter: it's not every day that the president of the united states comes driving down your street. but in this fairfax neighborhood, the president's handling of the economy spa, differences. >> i support him. >> a beautiful neighborhood. >> reporter: president obama spoke in a backyard in front of 30 fairfax home owners. >> we stopped the bleeding, stabilized the economy. the fact of the matter is that the pace of improvement has not been where it needs to be. >> reporter: several at the event set up by the white house sounded impatient with that pace. >> and i know that we're starting to improve and jobs are coming back, how long do you think this is going take? >> reporter: with the election six weeks away, the white house is trying to show it's working hard on the economy and part of that are coming into neighborhoods like this and pushing for a tax cut. >> we could get that done this week. we're still in the wrestling match with john boehner. >> reporter: in fact, boehner offered to support the ritpresident's plan. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i will vote for them. >> reporter: some say with democrats controlling congress and the white house, it's getting harder for the president to blame republicans for the economy. >> the democrats, however, have been in office now four years. unemployment has gone from 4.6% to nearly 10%. >> reporter: numbers that could prove costly. in fairfax, virginia, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> and that crash that took the life of a nun is igniting a debate. >>> and on the edge, why an accused airline bomber will be his own attorney. >>> and the family of an american hiker making a passionate plea after her wrong demands -- iran demands a half million for her release. we'll be right back. nc ♪ >> item gas station officials are getting tougher now with the illegal jim grants arrested for drink driving. this comes after the death of a catholic nun. last week, a grand jury indicted carlos montano for felony murder. immigration officials say illegal immigrants arrested will no longer be allowed to post basement and the accused christmas day bomber fired his court-appointed lawyers. he made his first court appearance today since january and during the 15-minute court proceeding, he asked the judge about the process to plead guilty to come of the charges. the nigerian man is accused of trying to set off explosives on a flight heading for detroit on christmas day. the judge urged him not to fire the lawyers and agreed to the request. >>> the family of an american hiker waiting for freedom in iran wants her bail reduced. the swiss diplomats are asking iran to drop a half million bail for sarah shurd family can't afford it. the iranian officials granted her bale over the weekend because of her health problems. she and two friends are accused of spying and have been in jail for a year now. >>> can mayor fenty overcome the issues some constituents have with his public image. >> we have heard and in this campaign people want me to be more engaging and accessible. still ahead, my one-on-one introduce with the mayor. now in the fight for his political life. >>> first, we see politicians come to blows before. how about these legislators in thailand? stick to the -- to promote traditional kickboxing. both of these guys are in the 60s and used to be professional six booker -- kickboxers. kickboxing has a long history in thailand and abrought. blam abroad. mayor -- mayor fenty facing down accusations of being aloof and out of touch. trying to change that, the reputation in the final hours before elect day, but do his words match his actions? fenty spent hours by himself running a triathalon yesterday while vincent gray pressed the flesh in church and he showed up over an hour late whole promising a more engage response of administration and tomorrow, it will be up to the people to decide if mayor fenty is a changed man. >>> all right. yeah. go redskins. mayor fenty is a politician with a political problem. image. in the bizarre position before election day of using his substance to defend his style. >> there was not one time when we were making the decisions around consolidating schools or laying off employees or changing the taxi cabs from zones to meters that we thought we were going to be able to maintain the same level of political popularity. >> when you look at the decisions that you have made and how, perhaps, you could have made them more palatable or communicated them better so you didn't come across as a lot of people have pore pray -- portrayed you now, which is arrogant and aloof to the process and people. how are voters supposed to trust you going down the road? >> i got elected four years ago, you know, what was my, you know, campaign's -- [ indiscernible ] we were going to run a thousand miles out, run the government private sector business and maximize efficiency and performance. >> in reality, you're not the ceo per say. the ceos are operated, the women of the board. you operated the women, the people and ceos don't have to have a good public relations campaign as you do. >> we need to involve people more and engage them more. they need to feel that even when we're making a tough decision, even when i am leaning, which is what may -- leading, what mayors are elected to do, i'm hearing both sides of the issues. >> reporter: when asked what he would have done differently the last four years, he didn't have an answer and only that he promises to do more. >> we have heard in this campaign that people want me to be more engaging and accessible and to almost be, you know, a better connector. and we doll that going forward. >> reporter: the polls indicate turnout and will make or break his re-election bid. the poll shows a heavy african- american turnout will boot fenty out of office and he knows that. he goes back to what he believes is the heart of his re- election problem. >> maybe in the african- american community despite the results and effectiveness of the government as saying and, again, i heard this door-to- door, do an even better job connecting, engaging and that is what we have grown to expect. from not just mayors but other leaders and i hear them. i understand where i have fallen short. >> mayor fenty's opponent vincent gray talked to fox 5 about why he should be the city's next mayor and sat back with shawn yancy for the one-on- one interview and it's on our website. see it by going to www.myfoxdc.com and click on the politics page. >> stay with fox 5 and www.myfoxdc.com for complete coverage and primary election day. we'll be there every step of the way along with the candidates tomorrow. our team coverage including live reports, poll results and more starts on the fox 5 morning mews -- news at 4:25 a.m. >>> we have badly-needed rain yesterday and we're back to santa perfection here in d.c. we're going to have another beautiful week here. in fact, a weak front may come through late tonight and tomorrow. the only thing igoing to do is to drop the humidity and kick up the breezes. the tropics are hot and igor is a category 4 with winds of 150 miles an hour and the third strongest hurricane in the atlantic. the strong nest three years. so, a big deal and there is also tropical storm julia behind that and we have a little bit more good news and that is some rain in the forecast and that is late wednesday and thursday. meanwhile, temperatures today, got kind of warm, 85 degrees and you didn't notice it as much and that is low for this time of the year. hanging in there. 81, gaithersburg; 83, washington. 79 in annapolis. a couple of clouds here and there and not much to speak of around here and we'll watch for this dry front to cross the area tomorrow. now, we did pick up about 2/3 of an inch of rain yesterday. badly needed. we could more. the high pressure is going to blockian out. late in the week, a second front coming on through and that may give us a chance of a few showers and all things considered, that is going to be a dry week. a few clouds, suburbs in the mid-50s and 63 degrees in downtown d.c. and mostly sunny, a bit of a breeze. the winds out of the northwest of 10 to 15 and breezier than today and that means there won't be fog. cooler than today and a sunny, breezy tuesday and just beautiful. by noon, 78; by 4:00, 82 degrees and we want to show you what is happening in terms of the timing for rain and tomorrow, a mild day and into the latter part of the weeks, wednesday still looking good and tuesday and wednesday, gorgeous. showers into the thursday night timeframe and we may see the showers around. a lot of times they don't hold up that well and we hope that they deliver. and this is hurricane i gor and that is 300 miles northeast of the leeward island and hoping it's not going to hit land and that is going to be a close call for bermuda and something to watch the track is going to take it, we hope, away from the east coast and we have to continue to watch it. that doesn't happen until the weekend. this is the forecast, including the first half of the weekend. dry with showers possible on thursday and an early shower into friday and mostly it's just beautiful weather, brian, and the showers that we do get, i think, are going to be spotty late thursday and into friday. >> thank you, sue. >> a bit of breaking news on the red line. the wheaton station is shut down and passengers are not being allowed to get on or off. the train's in that station because the escalators and elevators are out of service and that shuttle bus service is requested. again, the wheaton station, the passengers can get on and off. causing a bit of a message. >>> and the redskins, the talk of the town. dave feldman is live now. >> reporter: all right, could have gone either way but went the right way. y that perfect in the division and they beat the dreaded cowboys. what mike shanahan said went write rite and what went wrong. next. - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected. but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to each other. and ultimately connected to you. at kaiser permanente we believe that if knowledge is power shared knowledge is even more powerful. kaiser permanente. thrive. >> hi, everybody. i'm dave feldman live at redskins park. mike shanahan knows how to make a good first impression, beating the dallas cowboys in the first game on national television and wins the first division game for a team that didn't win one all of last year. he was asked the mike shanahan football and said hopefully mike shanahan football has a better offensive output. the defense was good and this is what happened last night at fed ex field. first quarter, the redskins 3rd and 7 at the cowboys 34. donovan mcnabb takes off running. a game setting up the field- goal and mcnabb completed less than 50% of the passes and the offense failed to find the end zone. the defense with four seconds before the half. tony romo pitches -- stripped by d. hall and diangelo goes 2/3 at the house. the momentum shifter and to three cents left, cowboys fail 13-7. and romo to roy williams for the touchdown. and all dallas needs is an extra point to win the game and it's over. not so fast, my friend. holding is called. the chokehold on him. he did it all game. game over and the redskins win 13-7, in a game with that much offense. >> offensively, we didn't get the job done. made enough plays and grief the ball and -- and moved the ball and have to finish it. >> there is one think this that matters and that is fine a way to vitamin. it doesn't happen all the time. the next day or next few days, we'll go back and figure out the things we could have done better after winning or losing. >> reporter: after all the drama surround is-- surrounding albert haines worth and the speculations about the role he would play, big al played mostly in spurts and seeing the action and 16th snaps from the first three quarters, mostly at nose tackle and after the game, he was asked if he was okay with the way he was used to get the cowboys. >> in a situation, it's what it is. i was in a nickle package, you know, and i did my job out there. you kind of played -- and harder to get out the line out there when you are going in? >> i am not a quarterback. it's different for me. i'm trying to get used to it. >> it's not my decision. i'm just the player. >> well, doesn't get easier next week. the redskins host the texans from houston who received a franchise record 231-yard rushing performance from foster and a 34-24 home win over the colts. foster, rushed for three touchdowns and houston threw 5 passes in the second half. the second win over indianapolis in 17 games and the redskins, very familiar with these guys. kyle shanahan was the offensive coordinator, gary cube backworked for the -- gary kubiak worked for the coach. >> see you here at news edge at 11. wa
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the mount vernon trail past the airport to the mall or just zip down the street around the corner and you don't have to be a cyclist to appreciate the system. >> it's more caring about our community and wanting us to be more healthy and more environmentally friendly. >> reporter: in arlington karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> the news keeps coming tonight. here's brian bolter tonight with the news edge at 11:00. >> we're kicking off tonight with a story we broke last week. a rash of armed robberies near the university of maryland has the campus on edge. police have made arrests, but the news is bittersweet because there's been another attack. fox 5's wisdom martin live in the newsroom now exclusive information. >> last week we broke the story about an arrest in the college robberies. police released video of the suspect using credit cards at two local convenience stores. after that story aired investigators were loaded with calls that led them to the first arrest and tonight a second suspect is in custody. prince george's county police say andrew hillics of silver spring is one of three men who robbed students at gunpoint august 8th in college park. this is video of hillex at a convenience store in silver spring using the victims' credit card. sunday he turned him into police. he is charged with armed robbery and possession of a handgun. >> we keep hearing about all the new crimes happening on campus, but you don't really hear about the arrests. so too t would be reassuring to -- it would be reassuring to know justice is being served. >> reporter: last week this suspect was arrested, 19-year- old shenor jah for his part in an armed robbery august 8th. this is video of him using the victim's credit card that way. investigators caught him on his way to work with a loaded handgun in his backpack. >> that's awesome. that makes you feel better. >> reporter: police are still looking for these two suspects from a july 27th attack. they are using the victim's credit card at a 7-eleven store in land jove. >> i understand it's pretty hard to find -- hanover. >> i understand it's pretty hard to find people. they rob you and run away. >> reporter: now there's news of another attack in this shopping plaza near campus. at 4:23 in the morning a man was robbed and beaten by a group of suspects. sadly some students are no longer fazed when they hear about another crime in college park. >> it concerns me, but it doesn't surprise me. so honestly like that news is just going right over my head now because i hear it all the time. >> it's a little disheartening. it happens quite often. >> reporter: police are asking for anyone who may have recognized someone in that video to contact crime stoppers as soon as possible. police also say the victim in the last attack was intoxicated at the time and unable to give a description of his attackers. the suspects are working in groups and looking for victims in college park who are students. they are considered armed and dangerous. >>> following a developing story now, a restaurant robber that authorities need your help tracking down. investigators think he's responsible for nearly 40 restaurant robberies in maryland, delaware, pennsylvania and northern virginia. the string of robberies began in february of last year. police have not caught up with this guy yet. they're offering a $10,000 reward for your information that might lead to an arrest. >>> we have new details in the death it of a young maryland woman. tonight investigators have new leads in the unsolved murder. 19-year-old tanessa taylor's brother said she was bipolar and schizophrenic. her body was found six months ago beaten and buried in a shallow grave. shannon watkins and casey boone are two persons of interest in the case. they believe taylor knew them through prostitution. >> you take a young girl who is very impressionable, it's very easy for her to get swept up into that negative kind of lifestyle and unfortunately that's precisely what happened to her and these are two people that she was involved in that with. >> police say there were rumors that taylor tried to tip off investigators about a robbery. that might have been why she was killed. >>> we are staying on top of a fox 5 investigation we started tonight at 10:00. imagine taking a handicapped parking spot away from someone who really needed it because you didn't want to dent your car. just one of several excuses fox 5 investigative reporter tisha thompson got when she started asking people why they were pulling into these spots. she joins us live from suitland with more. >> reporter: we got a tip from a viewer about people abusing the handicapped parking spaces here at the branch avenue metro station, especially these van accessible spaces. so we decided to see what would happen when a guy who really needs a space this big showed up. it's 10:00 in the morning and lee page can't find a parking space near the entrance to the branch avenue metro station. >> these are all taken. >> reporter: for most drives it's a nuisance to park so far -- drivers it's a nuisance to park so far away. for lee it's a very real problem. >> i sustained a spinal cord injury back in 1983 when i was in a car wreck. >> reporter: lee says there are two types of accessible parking, regular handicapped spaces and van accessible spots with extra wide aisles on so drivers in wheelchairs can get out of their van. >> for a van with a side lift you need a lot of space because there have been many times where i have, you know, been able to get out and come back to my parking space and a car has parked very closely. i've had to ask strangers to back my car up or i've had to go inside and wait till owner of that car comes out. >> reporter: in this metro lot there's roughly one van accessible space for every row of handicapped parking, but we found they are often the first to go. around 5 a.m. this man told us he needs disabled parking because of his legs and back. we notice you parked in the van accessible site and there are very few of those and those are meant specifically with people of wheelchairs. were you even aware of that? >> no. >> reporter: he quickly moved his truck. joyce bridges says she also has problems with her back and knees. >> i never really paid attention honestly. i know it's a handicapped, but i never noticed the van accessible park. i really never noticed that before. >> reporter: james hopkins who also says he has problems with his knees told us he knows the spaces are specifically meant for van lifts. >> i am aware, but also i'll be parking on this end keeps me from getting a whole lot more dents in my vehicle. >> that's disappointing and irritating. >> reporter: page says more than anyone, other disabled drivers should know how important it is to protect designated spaces for those who really need them. >> i understand that there are other vehicles that can use that space. i'm not saying it's reserved specifically for me, but it is reserved for those who drive vans with lifts. >> reporter: page says there's one way metro can crack down on the problem and that is by making people prove that the permits that they have hanging from their dashboards actually belong to them and if they don't, metro ought to confiscate them. that's what leaf says. now we asked metro. met -- lee says. now we asked metro. metro says they just don't do that kind of enforcement. >>> still ahead it's not just the economy making it tough on automakers. coming up why generation y isn't helping cars roll off the lot either. >>> and when it comes to distracted driving, the under 30 crowd is at the top of the list, the wake-up call we all need to hear. >> it's going to be pretty chilly when we wake up tomorrow morning, a lot of places heading for the 40s, but a big warm-up is coming our way later this week. >>> but first a quick check of that rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. úh>h >>> it is a new gimmick to help you quit smoking, but one group is pulling the plug on e cigarettes. shawn yancy now with your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, brian, don't try lighting up your e cigarette on an airplane. no. 5, they may be advertised as a healthier alternative to regular smoke, even safe for an airplane, but all u.s. airlines have banned electronic cigarettes. e cigarettes use a cartridge with a mixture of nicotine and other chemicals instead of fire but still give off a vapor that others could inhale. no. 4, would you eat genetically altered salmon? the fda is considering a request from a company that says the process is safe and make the fish grow twice as fast. the critics argue humans could ingest some of that growth hormone and it could also cause allergies. no word when the fda will make a final decision. >>> no. 3, there could be a link between the h1n1 virus and seizures. the new study looked at two groups of kids, children who had h1n1 and kids who had the seasonal flu. they found kids with h1n1 had more seizures and other nervous system problems than kids who just had the seasonal flu. no. 2, don't have a bike? no problem. d.c.'s bike share program is now in full gear. you can now pick up a bike from locations citywide, ride it in the district, even in parts of virginia and then return it by the end of october there will be 1,100 bikes available and you can sign up by going to www.myfoxdc.com and clicking on web links and finally no. 1 tonight, distracted driving can be deadly and it's getting worse. deadly crashes associated with distracted driving jumped from 10 to 16% between 2005 and 2009. the national highway traffic safety administration reports nearly 5,500 people were killed in distracted driving crashes last year alone. young people under age of 20 are the most affected age group. tomorrow the department of transportation will hold a distracted driving summit here in the district. brian? >> thank you, shawn. >>> they are a tough sell for car dealers, adults under 30, the so-called generation y-ers. they don't drive a lot and don't view cars as a status symbol according to a new study from kiplinger.com. the study found young adults are more environmentally conscious and more likely to carpool or use mass transit. >>> they eat just about everything and that's the problem. coming up how stein diane any stink bugs are causing major -- tiny stink bugs are causing economic damage for farmers in our area and sue palka will be back with our forecast. and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard. with a strong res, we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> bp claims it doesn't want it to happen again and will work with other oil giants to improve its response to oil spills. the pledge comes two days after its blown-out well was officially declared dead. bp says it will share equipment and its expertise with other companies. the deep water horizon oil rig exploded in april sending more than 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. >>> they are small, maybe the size of your fingernail, but they could cause huge economic damage. talking about stink bugs, want the ones in our area all a -- not the ones in our area all along. there's a new invader eating just crop in its sight and in some parts of western maryland they have already caused massive damage. fox 5's beth parker has that story. >> reporter: they may not look like much but they're tough. >> little armored tanks. i call them a lot of other names i can't put on camera. >> reporter: the brown marmarated stink bug sen any no. 1. >> the pest of most -- is enemy no. 1. >> the pest of most concern. >> reporter: and the usda. >> we are very concerned. this pest takes precedence over any other problem that we have. >> reporter: they have all come together to try to help. at bob black's orchard in thurmont maryland the stink bug infestation has cost him 20% of his apple crop this year and for some people it's much worse. >> we have 80% to sell of great quality apples, so we're in great shape, but we don't want that to maybe go to 30% damage next year. >> reporter: native to asia this insect with a striped antenna appeared in the u.s. in the mid-1990s. tracy leske made the first detection in maryland if 2003. they have no natural predators. >> as they are reproducing there's nothing attacking them. >> reporter: and they're feasting. >> it feeds on almost everything we grow. >> reporter: they don't burrow through like a worm. instead they suck the juice sort of like drinking from a straw. >> they literally suck the juice out of the cells, so that dries up and ends up being a corky spot there. >> reporter: now the fda is wanting a proposal from congress. >> growers like bob black needs answers next year. it's too late for this year, but they will have to have some kind of a very rational approach to dealing with this pest in the coming year. >> reporter: back on bob black's farm he has great looking apples. he hopes the future is this bright, too. in maryland beth parker, fox 5 news. >>> speaking of crops, now deal with the weather, harvest season for the vineyards throughout in virginia and maryland. nice and hot. it's been a good summer. >> it's good for them. last year they had too much rain in the fall and we're very dry now. i'm sure the farmers are saying come on, we need something. we have a couple chances for rain but it's not enough. it's just hit or miss showers, maybe a couple thunderstorms around the area but not tomorrow. it is a beautiful evening and tell you what, if you thought today was nice, tomorrow is even nicer. so i think it's got some of september's best weather on tap for us. meanwhile our weather headlines tonight, we're talking about a crisp evening, but then we are really going to bring on some of the best that september has to offer and that is your tuesday forecast. mid-week we'll get hot and maybe even a little humid and we're talking temperatures near 90 beginning wednesday and thursday as well as friday before we cool it off a little bit. what's ironic is fall begins wednesday night at 11:09 on one of our hotter days and we'll keep that string of 90s going we started this year. we're well into the 60s. some late showers possible overnight wednesday into thursday and overnight friday into the first part of saturday. it's not looking like a lot of rain, though, folks. temperature today for us 81. look at the contrast. it was 65 in rochester for the high, 68 in detroit, but raleigh of 93, atlanta 96, a lot of heat building on the weather map. you can see this little rock was 98 degrees, wichita 92. so warm out there while we were very comfortable in the middle and we continue to watch the departing hurricane igor which yet is still a hurricane tonight. that is quickly moving away. it did do some damage in bermuda. we're also watching the rain that was associated with hurricane karl. karl made a landfall in mexico with some very heavy rain affecting parts of texas, corpus christi getting over 7 inches. that is going to be lightening up and we'll watch for a couple fronts to bring our rain in this direction as we go through the week. meanwhile temperatures are dropping to the 50s in some spots, everyone else holding onto the 60s, 57 gaithersburg, manassas 54, 57 in the district and we're headed for the 40s and 50s tonight with a big area of high pressure right on top of us, winchester 45, chantilly 48 and d.c. about 55 degrees. forecast tonight clear and chilly with those 40s in the suburbs, 55 degrees downtown, a beautiful day tomorrow after a chilly start. we climb to 79 degrees. again we're watching our hurricane igor move away. it is actually still technically a hurricane at this hour and it is going to be affecting newfoundland. the only other thing we need to watch is in the far eastern atlantic closer to africa, but that could also become tropical storm lisa in the next couple days. meanwhile we watch for things to heat up, 87 wednesday, thursday 89, and friday 89. we could get up and over 90 a couple of these days and maybe a couple chances for showers in our forecast. if you watched the skins game, you know it was pretty exciting and ultimately disappointing. dave feldman has a wrap on what we watched with the texans when we come back. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> greetings. i'm dave feldman in. week one it was the stingy defense that helped washington win their first game of the mike shanahan era. yesterday week two, the defense the weak link. 426 yards passing by donovan mcnabb insufficient to settle the issue against the hews ann texans, just over -- hews ann texans, just over two minutes left -- houston texans just over 2 minutes left, a 34-yard touchdown, tied the game. we go into overtime and the skins would fall 30-27. today d'angelo hall said from now on he wants to cover the opponent's top receiver and shouldn't that be defensive coordinator jim haslett's decision? >> this don't matter what he says. it's my team. it's my defense. so i'm going to probably be the receiver. that's what i'm going to do if we got to do that to win games. haz has seen me play over the years and know i like to do that. i don't see that as a problem at all. >> you want guys that know they can get the job ton. any time you have a ball thrown -- done. any time you have a ball thrown up in the air on 4th and 10 and don't come down with it, obviously it's frustrating for those guys. >> mike shanahan started the trend of calling time-outs just before kicks, did it when he was head coach of the broncos in 2007. redskins had a chance to win in overtime. kicker graham gano from 52 yards out but right before the kick you hear the whistle. gano made the kick, but the texans head coach gary kubiak called a time-out just prior to the snap. gano from 52 yards takes two, not as good. the field goal with the kicker asked today if he was at all surprised the texans iced him with a time-out. >> i knew right on that first kick they were going to call a time-out, especially that distance and me being a young kicker, i knew it was going to happen, but i have no excuses, just got to do better next time. >> the team did receive some encouraging news. the mri on rookie trent williams' left knee came back negative. shanahan won't know until wednesday whether or not the big guy can play sunday. the injury occurred late in the 4th quarter. >>> meanwhile the nats opened up a 10 game homestand tonight, the last one of the season. hard to believe. nats return home after getting swept by the phillies. they're also 2-9 in their last 11. hosting the astros 5th inning tied at 2 when houston's catcher takes out levan hernandez. nats give up seven runs in the inning. the fly ball goes to shallow right. danny espinoza, only 10,999 there to see it, lowest attendance in nats history. they fall 8-2. orioles beat the red sox 8-2. crazy moment tonight in philly hosting the braves 7th inning. jason whether at bat and some dude in a red -- jayson werth at bad. some man in a red spandex suit comes out. jayson werth was laughing at this and he said i saw this idiot coming at me, i thought i better trip him than tase him. tase him, bro. sorry. had to do it. brian is back with more right after this. have a good night. . >>> well, sports is over, but you'll get the point here. did you see this? roam's coliseum numb flames over the weekend -- rome's
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in prince georges county the big question tonight who's responsible for the ball lot? it incorrectly states high- ranking democrats like o'malley have endorsed candidates they don't actually support. have you been able to track down who may have printed them up? >> we are starting to get some answers. here's how it all started. the two candidatessed to us yesterday they have been wronged because the controversial ball lot said it had been authorized by citizens for change and a man named charles somers. the problem is that the candidates say neither really exist. when we talked to him, muse said he saw jerry mathis handing out the ballots. so we tracked him down today to get his side of the story. you were handing them out. >> absolutely. my people were handing them out. other people were handing them out. >> reporter: did you put this together? >> i did not put it out. there does exist a citizens for change and they are absolutely citizens. they exercise their constitutional right to put out a ballot. the first amendment right. i helped them to understand the political system. >> reporter: is charles somers the treasurer a real person. >> he is a real live, smart, very astute citizen who wants to see change. >> reporter: now do you know how we can find him? >> i have been in contact with charles and i have decided to come out on his behalf at this point because my name an my face was slapped across the paper. >> reporter: angela's name is listed for two states attorney and clerk of circuit court, which she is not running for. this is not giving out accurate information. no matter what side you are coming from. >> that's right. >> reporter: is this not a problem? >> it was an error by the printer that i never saw. that charles somers never saw. because we gave or he gave the printer this, the printer was supposed to -- this is the official. go directly by this. how does that happen? we don't know. but it was a partnershipper air. it happens all the time with advertisements. i'm sorry it happened but actually gives her a better shot because her name is in two places but i will say that is printer error and we cannot control that. >> okay. now you keep saying we cannot control that but you said you were not responsible for this ballot. we are saying charles somers is responsible for the ballot. >> actually what happened, i consulted with him on it. so when they came to me and said this is what we wanted to do. that's when i worked with them. so when i say we, i will not back pedal from the fact that i had some information or some input in this, but only as consulting with the individual that wanted to have a voice for the people. >> reporter: you say it is legitimate -- >> mathis said no fraud was committed because the ballot is legit. the maryland attorney general is investigating. of course, today is labor day. so government offices are shut down. we'll find out the latest when they open tomorrow morning. >> thank you. >>> also in maryland, the gloves are off in the race for governor. republican governor ehrlich released an ad called let's get to work. it said that many many is in worse shape than a decade ago. his opponent o'malley's campaign blasted the ad calling it a pie in the sky ad. they say ehrlich is distorting the facts and making empty promises. the news edge in the district now. local politicians are working hard this labor day. fenty and gray are stumping for votes for the upcoming pryoral primary. -- mayoral primary. today fenty defended himself when asked if bringing his wife out to the campaign was a political ploy. >> anyone that would question any member of my family answering a question from the media about what impact it has on them an then casting dispersion on them for doing so is either someone who is my political opponents or two, someone who isn't aware of the circumstances. >> reporter: gray is spending the day knocking on doors as well trying to get votes from people he may not be able to reach if they hadn't been home for the holiday. >>> coming up at 10:00, the state of the mayor's race. karen gray houston and paul wagner will be live on the set to break down the issues and talk about where the candidates stand ahead of the democratic primary. join us after the fox drama, "lie to me." >>> 27 thorough bred racehorses are dead after a fire tore through their barn. it happened at 5:00 a.m. in west virginia just behind the charlestown racetrack. stacey is just back from west virginia with the story. >> reporter: this is a story of unspeakable tragedy and incredible bravery. this is a fire that started in one barn. a witness said it sounded like an explosion and quickly spread to two other barns. trapped inside were 50 racehorses amend the barns burned some nearby horsemen and women, even some charlestown casino workers rescued to try to save the terrified animals. >> if question save a horse's life it is something we do. like a doctor saving a human beings life. we went to the fire an the smoke was too much to go in the barn. >> within minutes of getting the others out the flames were taking over other barns and we were seconds from getting those out. >> they managed to got out 26 horses from that burning barn. the survivors were rounded up and led in to an empty stable that charlestown raceway made available for them. even a few goats that served as companion animals that made it out alive, as well. a total of 27 horses did perish. damage is stimed at 1.2 many dollars. the fire is believed to be accidental but we still don't know the cause yet. >> thank you. >>> a police alert for students at the university of maryland. several students have been beaten and mugged off campus the latest attack happened at princeton avenue. a student walking alone on saturday morning was beaten and robbed. earlier in the week a student was assaulted. three others were attacked in the parking lot of the clairion hotel. investigators are looking for suspects still. >>> police are looking for the gunman who shot three young people in a drive by last night. it happened on 58rd street near clay terrace northeast. one of the victims, a teenager girl was seriously hurt when she was shot in the time other two victims were relatively young. police are not releasing their ages. still ahead on the news edge, a pair of bike riders on a mission. >> reporter: two riders, eight state, one cause. it is called pedaling for patriots. a bike ride for fallen cia officers. the story is coming up. >>> president obama spent part of his labor day holiday on the road. the $50 billion proposal he's rolling out to spark the economy. >>> and did you hear about this makeover mishap? why a new rug in the oval office is causing a quote  my grandparents, they had a huge garden, with tomatoes and cucumbers and green beans. nothing beats the taste of fruits and vegetables in the summer. they're juicier. more colorful. they're perfect. that's why at giant, you'll find farm-stand quality fruits and vegetables, at prices you'll love. this week, enjoy whole seedless watermelon, $3.88 each, and select summer fruits, 2 for $4. my grandfather would be very proud, and that works for me. celebrate summer, every time you shop with your giant card. >>> a quote on the oval office rug is incorrect. here's a look at the rug itself. king cited parker in his speeches and that's leakily the cause of the misquote. it is also has quotes from lincoln, roosevelt and jfk. >>> president obama is pitching a new plan for roads, railways and airports but republicans are not on board with this one. the president unveiled his $50 billion plan at a labor day rally in milwaukee today. tomorrow president obama will expected to propose a permanent extension of tax credits for business owners who invest in research and development. >>> the five metro red line station closed for the weekend are set to open on schedule tomorrow. crews worked over the holiday weekend installing new track and tunnel safety lights and firework optic cables to improve access. the takoma park, silver spring, wheat and glen monday stations will open tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. >>> controversy is brewing ahead of the ninth anniversary of 9/11. still ahead on the news edge tonight, how a church here in the u.s. is sparking anti- american protests overseas. >>> bring awareness to what these people do day in and out for their country that never gets written up. >>> pedaling for patriots. a local couple is on a mission to bring awareness to one of the deadliest attacks in cia history. >>> but first the so-called black widow of east eating contest crushed her male counterparts over the weekend. sonya thomas eight noorly 181 chicken wings in ten minutes. the 43-year-old tiny woman from alexandria, virginia beat out joey chestnut. she said she was still hungry after eating all of those wings so she ate 20 hot wings, as  no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm 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everything they will need, food supplies and most importantly their bicycles. they are calling they are mission pedaling for patriots. it is memorial bike ride for five cia officers and two contractors killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan in they deserve recognition. i think the families have to understand that people care for them and what they do. >> reporter: rob is a retired cia officer, and both he and kim are former marines. rob knew several of the victims. the ride is a way to honor them. >> bring awareness to what these people do day in and out for their country that never gets written up and their families are really behind the scenes and they can't share, even with their neighbors what it is their husbands and wives are doing. >> reporter: the centreville, pennsylvania -- virginia couple plans to bike across eight states starting in jacksonville florida and ending in san diego. the couple expects to over up to 100 miles a day. they have been training. >> we will zip our real wheels and front wheels in the pacific. >> the mission is inspiring others to get involved from the smallest supporters to dozens of others who are keeping track and donating through their website. the goal is to raise money for the cia memorial foundation that supports the families of slain and injured officers. it will be a physically grueling journey but the rippers say their sacrifice doesn't compare to that of their fallen cia colleagues. unsung heros, whose work helps to keep the nation free. >> these are americans who do it without recognition. they do it for you. in centreville, virginia, fox 5 news. >>> how gorgeous the weekend was and you say it is going to continue. >> yeah. and you think of how hot we have been this summer with the thunderstorms. that really makes us appreciate the weekend like this even more and the weather is not going anywhere. it will be nice the next several days. it will be a little warmer the next couple of days. >> okay. >> and temperatures came in this afternoon officially now at national there for a brief period, as you look out in to the evening it is really nice out there 87 degrees the high for national, but that was warmer than just about everybody else. dulles 84 for a high. bwi only in the lower 80s there. so kind of depended where you were today. if you are downtown, it was probably a little warmer. if you were around the water, it was a little cooler and of course back out to our western suburbs we had a range of temperatures. dulles is 83. now manassas 82. culpeper is holding on to that 90-degree reading. fredericksburg 87. for tomorrow it looks like we will warm up area wide just a little bit more. just about everybody, with the exception of being around the water will be around 90 degrees like culpeper is right now and i think we will see a couple of 91s and 92s. this evening, so nice. 81 degrees at 7. 75 with fair skies at 9:00 and just in the lower 70s in town at 11:00. but again, out in the suburbs, later on this evening, the temperature will quickly drop to the 60s. if you want to leave the windows open and spare you a little air conditioning, it will be nice and comfortable later this evening. tomorrow we will be getting warmer. now, listen. the storm track is to the north of us. clouds have been to the north of us. any chance of rain has been to the north of us and we are living large under high pressure and load loads of sunshine and again temperatures in the 80s. and again, even as we warm up the next couple of days, after tomorrow. it will be nice. latter part of the week. here's tropical storm hermine. lack at how rapidly in the last few hours the storm really begins to wrap up and it is trying right now to form an eye. there's a chance that this storm could become a hurricane over the next couple of hours before it is able to make land fall in mexico. last report at 5:00, 60-mile an hour winds. it will go in to texas, spread a lot of rain in to central sections of texas back here at home we are cool. 65 in town. upper to mid-50s to the west of us in the suburbs. centreville 60 degrees overnight tonight. fair skies and cooler in the suburbs. tomorrow a lot of sunshine. staying sunny. just a little bit hotter out there as our temperature will be approaching 90 degrees. we may just get to 90. some places 91 or 92. thursday and friday, drops down in the upper 70s an we will have some 50s overnight again. >> like the sound of that. turn off the air conditioning at night time. >> thank you. >>> a bohemian judge dropped charges against two people who allegedly tried to extort $20 million from john travolta. it happened after the actor's son died. an ambulance drive an his lawyer were set to be retried in the case but travolta want the case dismissed because of the fist -- because of the stress the first trial caused. >>> will mcnabb be ready to go against dallas? sports is up next. >>> first, he is slightly taller than piece of carry-on luggage. this 24-year-old from colombia has been certified by guinness book of world records as the world's shortest living man. he is 27 inches tall. his mom says he stopped growing at the age of 2. the new record holder loves to dance reggae, wants to drive a car and wants to see the world someday. g is my favorite thing. but we lost today. ♪ no, we didn't. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh layers of brownie and caramel, dipped in chocolate ready to eat sweet moments new from pillsbury. in the refrigerated section >>> happy labor day. the redskins look ahead though season opener against the cowboys. they went 0-6 in the division last year and will be tested early on. practicing today portis and full back mike sellers but the big news mcnabb worked out after sitting out the last two weeks with a sprained ankle. he took snaps with the starters and showed no sign his ankle was bothering him in i talked to donovan and we joked an about it and he said how would anyone think i'm in the going to play the cowboys on a sunday night game. he's ready to play. >> reporter: practicing with the second team defense today hanes worst. there were reports orthe weekend the coaches were unhappy with his performance. in the preseason game but today shanahan and hanes worth seem to be on good testimonies and the coach had nothing negative to say. >> anytime a person plays a defensive end position, nose position, it takes some time. it doesn't happen overnight. he played a lot of plays. i thought he did a good job considering playing as many plays as he did do, at a couple of different positions and not having the reps that some other players had at it. it was work that was well needed an he played hard. >>> to baltimore where the navy mid shipmen and terrapins hooked up at m&t stadium. the terps second and goal at the navy five. he cults to the outside and punches it in to put maryland on the board first. 7-0 terps. still in the first, more maryland and he runs for 67- yards down to the navy 13. minutes later he would finish with a three yard score an the terps lead 14-0. here's navy. second quarter, the pitch to byrd takes it in from ten yards out. navy would tie the game up. it is 14-14 in the fourth quarter. >>> this season kicks off tonight for virginia tech. they face boycecy state at fedex field at 8 p.m. last year the hokies kicked off their season against alabama. tonight a another huge game right out of the block. >> that's why they come to virginia tech to play in games like this. you know, a national audience first ball game. hopefully a soldout stadium. and i know a very enthusiastic stadium. so, you know, i think our kids like this and that's why they come to virginia tech. >>> the nationals are hosting the mets this afternoon and get excited for danny who was called up last wednesday. today he blasted two home runs, one a grand slam on a four for five day with six rbis in his first five games. he is 9 for 16 with three homers and three rbis the nationals blast the mets 13-3. >>> the orioles beat the yankees 4-3 and hoffman wins the deutsche bank championship. tiger shot a 68 an tied for 11th place. that's good enough to keep the number one ranking. >> pretty good. >> thank you so much. thanks for joining us tonight. now of course you have the news edge. the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. keep it here on fox 5. tmz on tv is up  no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. 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marion barry who backed vincent gray and the cofounder supporting fenty and karen gray houston has more to try to get insight. >> reporter: there are articles in the local newspapers and people are blogging about it. i spoke to marion barry and moden who both thought they were successful getting their points across and one expert thought it helped both candidates. >> reporter: on the campaign trail, there was lots for the candidates to talk about, includeing about last night's debate. >> i thought it was a good exchange of different opinions where the city should go and, obviously, i agree with ron. >> it was a big risk discussion between the two. i appreciate the fact that the mayor made the point he was not a spokesperson for our campaign. >> reporter: and -- [ indiscernible ] >> lorenzo morris is a political science professor. we watched the debate with him at howard university. >> and i have a different opinion than my icon, who i love marion barry when he said things haven't changed. we have four new rec centers, 3,000 libraries and units for the homeless. >> what about the people?
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should vote for gray without saying fenty. karen gray houston, fox5 news. >> coming up next, have you seen this, a trainer at a vegas casino desperately trying to fight off a 400 pound lion. we'll show you how the attack ended. sue. >>> another tropical storm igor has formed. i'll have the track on that coming up. >>> in tonight's fox5 top 5, 3d technology, breaking down the art of dancing. guys, find out what message you're sending with your moves. and if you're dancing to this song, i'm sure you're saying a lot, next.  ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >> a billion dollars in revenue. soccer officials say it could happen in the world cup is played in the us. the fifa inspection delegations took a tour today. they're in the us for a three-day five-city tour pro posed sites for the cup. eight other countries are in the running. they will ann
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gray -- today at the museum he comes in with gray way up in the polls. fox 5's karen gray houston has the latest on the political front. >> vote for gray! >> reporter: outside the museum before the candidates went at it there was the usual campaign hoopla. >> don't forget mayor fenty! vote him on the 14th! >> reporter: inside the perfunctory handshake and a hug. reporters at the ready and the slugfest was on. >> issue of croniism will not be a factor in the gray administration as it has been in this administration where $82 million in contracts have gone to the mayor's fraternity brothers. >> surely he read the washington post editorial board's statement on sunday where it said and i'll quote, "mr. fenty's friends did not receive $82 million." >> reporter: fenty who now trails gray by 17 points in a washington post poll also harped on a new theme in his campaign. in his rush to make the city better he says he's made mistakes. >> i've got to do a better job making feel -- making people feel good about that change. >> reporter: gray is skeptical. >> frankly i think it's a change of stra
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. fox 5's karen gray houston with the story tonight. >> reporter: ward 3, upper northwest, lots of wealthy white residents, it could play a pivotal role in the outcome of the primary. >> you always pick 2. a friend told me that. >> reporter: the d.c. council chairman courting votes on the home turf of mary cheh who wholeheartedly endorsed gray. >> it's politics of fear about going back somewhere. this way it's progressive. he's reformist. >> to be able to have the support of someone who is as intelligent as thoughtful, as hard working as mary cheh is incredibly uplifting. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: across town the celebration of another groundbreaking, adrian fenty appearing mayoral announcing the upcoming renovation of the historic howard theater. his wife with him wednesday making quite an impression after the museum debate. >> at this point in time i feel compelled to speak because there are so many misconceptions about my husband. >> reporter: michelle fenty rarely speak publicly. she's a lawyer, born and raised in london, the daughter of jamaican immigrants now coming to the de
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area to include arlington want fox 5's karen gray houston will tell us -- arlington. fox 5's karen gray houston will tell us about the expansion. >> reporter: they came, they saw, they bike. local and federal officials joined a legion of biking enthusiasts in front of the new u.s. department of transportation headquarters in southeast. >> the only thing better than talking about bicycling is bicycling. >> reporter: capital bike sharing is a regional program with 100 stations in the strict and 14 in arlington. you can pick up a bike and ride it all over the area. >> i don't need a cup of coffee after riding a couple miles on the bike. >> reporter: it's a new concept here in virginia. the district has had a smart bike program in place since 2007 and installed bike lanes all over town. we found considerable interest at the new capital bike share station across from the crystal city metro. there are all kind of benefits to a program like this one. for one thing, the first 30 minutes of each trip are fre and everybody likes a freebie. you have to be a member. you can join online and rid
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(announcer) next time on hell's kitchen. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 all over two developing stories. a charter bus takes a deadly plunge off a highway ramp falling more than 40 feet. parents and children rush to the hospital. this evening the commute backed up for miles. we have live team coverage. >>> plus fueled by the tropics, a band of torrential rain getting ready to sit over our region and reason concerns tonight that flooding will come along with it. good evening, everyone. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. that deluge now just hours away and the stage is set to make your morning commute a real mess. fox 5's sue palka is tracking all the trouble tonight. >> it's going to be a long day tomorrow. it hasn't really gotten going in a big way around here, though. i'll take you straight to radar. you can see down to our south, still not seeing very much. down to the south starting to see the leading edge of some of the first waves of rain coming closer to places like fredericksburg and st. mary's. actually they had a band earlier today that produced 1/2, but there is so much more to go and you're right, this does have a tropical connection. over to true view and earlier today can i tell you we did have briefly -- can i tell you we did have briefly tropical storm nicole form. it's already dissipated but the moisture is there. a new area of low pressure will form and the bottom line is all that rain will work its way in our direction. just to give you some idea, in the last three days wilmington, north carolina, has had overeat teen inches of rain. i don't think we'll get anything -- over 18 inches of rain. don't think we'll get anything like that, but we'll get enough to have a flash flood watch going into effect at midnight through the day tomorrow. you can see that over on the max system. the flash flood watch is for rain that may come down hard enough to bring streams and creeks out of their banks and with leaves coming down some of these storm drains could also get clogged. do expect to run into some kind of flooding issues around the region. we are definitely tapping the tropic, give you a quick idea what we're expecting going through the day. the heavy rain will be during the overnight hours and off and on during the day tomorrow. our biggest he concern will be flooding. we'll have stronger winds, but this won't be a major windmaker. that will be mostly 95 and east and it's even possible that a couple of thunderstorms could crop up with damaging winds as well. so, shawn, lots to keep track of. i'll have a much more specific idea of when to expect that rain and how much we're expecting and where when i join you with the full forecast. >> you can track the forecast and the rain yourself. log onto www.myfoxdc.com and look for the radar on the right- hand side of your screen. >>> it turning now to a -- >>> turning now to a developing story since late this afternoon, a deadly bus crash in montgomery county. the bus veered off the sky ramp to 45 feet below on the i-270 northbound spur near democracy boulevard in bethesda. fox 5's will thomas filed this report moments. >> reporter: some of the first responders on the scene tell me they heard survivors talking about seeing the driver actually pass out just before the bus trove right off the top of this hov sky ramp on the northbound section of i-270. the driver identified as 66- year-old joseph clabaugh jr. of hanover, pennsylvania. all 11 passengers were transported to the hospital and one person in a car on the ground below involved in a collision, a total of 12 people taken to the hospital by ambulance. we'll give you an update on the seriousness of their injuries in our next report from the hospital, but first let's take you up close to the scene. some of the first footage from the scene shows children being comforted by passers-by, hurt, scared and confused about how this could have happened and what happened. vito majolo is the photographer behind the camera and routinely documents responses of local fire departments. >> there were a number of children in the triage area evaluating their injuries. >> reporter: the limousine style mini tour bus picked up a combination of students and adults from the carlisle, pennsylvania area. a total of 12 people were on board including the driver. about 4:00 just before the start of the afternoon commute the bus entered an elevated carpool sky ramp along the northbound section of interstate 270 in bethesda, maryland. it then careened off the highest point plunging 45 feet below. >> we stopped and start helping. there was already people, five or eight people running, helped them. >> reporter: jorge guerrera was driving right behind the bus and watched it all unfold. >> i hang myself out the window and the people hand the child to me that was on the ground. >> reporter: a maryland state police helicopter circled the accident to give investigators another vantage point. >> they had one of their troopers taking photographs now of the accident scene. >> reporter: the crash and massive response shut down this section of highway sending drivers on detours around the scene. >> it's been two hours. >> reporter: a montgomery county fire and rescue conducted two physical searches of the area around the bus. then montgomery county police brought in some of their own canine dogs to do another search, a third search, just to make sure no one else was ejected from that bus. it did land in a vegetative area. it's hard to really see that area around the bus. so they wanted to make sure. the bus has been towed to a montgomery county police lot for further inspection and the ntsb is involved in the investigation as well. in bethesda, maryland, i'm will thomas. now back to you. >>> at this hour we have sky fox now live over the scene. you are looking at the roadway below and then if it pulls out a bit, you'll see the sky ramp that we're talking about here. the i-to 73over at democracy boulevard still closed at this hour. however, the rest of the roads are open. there are crews still there on the scene taking advantage of the time they have to get more case. our team coverage continues now. fox 5's bob barnard live at suburban hospital in bethesda where most of the injured are being treated. bob. >> reporter: well, brian, eight bus crash victims were treated here tonight at suburban hospital. all but two have just been released. suburban hospital officials say two of the crash victims brought here are elderly suffering severe injuries said to be in fair condition. they spent the day visiting the smithsonian. two other adults and four children are also being treated here considered to be in good condition having spent the day at the national zoo. >> actually six of them came in walking to the hospital. two of them came in on stretchers, but six of them were in surprisingly good condition on arrival to the emergency room. >> reporter: emergency physician barton leonard has been treating some of the injured. >> the children all have families with them and are all in good condition. >> reporter: hospital officials say three of the children are siblings age 9, 11 and 12 who took the day off from school and were traveling with a chaperone. the fourth child is a 6-year- old girl who was with her mother on the bus. that woman also hurt and hospitalized. now joined at the hospital by her husband who drove down to bethesda from their home in carlisle, pennsylvania. the fact the bus tumbled perhaps 40 feet from a highway ramp and all but one survived seems to have amazed the e.r. staff at suburban. >> the fall seems pretty significant. the mechanism, the physics behind it, i'm surprised that there weren't more severe injuries. >> reporter: now three of the bus crash victims are being treated at shady grove hospital. a fourth is over at holy cross hospital in silver spring. their conditions are unknown tonight. joining me now live is nick ferachi of silver spring. those three kids that were on the bus, the siblings, are his grandchildren and they just left moments ago. how are they doing tonight, sir? >> they're doing good. considering what they went through, they're doing very good. >> reporter: we saw them walk out. it looked like your granddaughter had a blanket around her, but the boys seemed to be okay. >> she's good. she has some blood on her t- shirt and didn't want to wear it, so they wore the hospital gown. >> reporter: did they tell you, their grandfather, what their ordeal was like today, what they experienced? >> they said they had a good time at the zoo, too bad that, you know, had to end up like this. >> reporter: did you see it on the news? have you seen the pictures of the bus and seeing your grandchildren here? >> i didn't see yet because when it first happened, they called me and we just ran right here, you know, at the hospital. it's my birth day. >> reporter: it's your birthday. well, happy birthday they're okay. >> it's my birthday and a very happy birthday because they're doing fine. they're great. they're on their way home. thank god. >> reporter: thank you. happy birthday to you. >> thank you. >> reporter: thank you for the good news of his three grandchildren, three of the four kids on that bus, are fine tonight. we've asked mr. ferachi and others here as the children were leaving and that's who we saw leaving tonight, four children, what the kids have said about what happened on the bus, brian before, it crashed and they say they didn't get into that with the kids yet tonight. >> we thank him for sharing with us their story. we're glad his family is safe and sound. bob barnard tonight. >>> the other big story we're following tonight, a deadly fire in a d.c. high rise may have been arson. tonight fire investigators are talking to persons of interest. three people were seriously hurt in that fire including a 2- year-old child. fox 5's karen gray houston is following the story. >> woke up and said what's going on? fire going on. there's a fire going on. get out. >> reporter: it was pandemonium, 3:45 in the morning residents woke up to billowing smoke and fire. a 911 call went out. firefighters arrived to find people desperately trying to get out. one man who jumped from a fifth floor window died. his nephew says he woke up his 38-year-old uncle, patrick perez and through a translator he tells us he climbed out the window first using a telephone cord. >> and then i started thinking what to do and that's when i grabbed the telephone cable, tied it up to the refrigerator and then threw it out the window. >> reporter: he made it to a tree below and jumped. his uncle jumped but unfortunately landed on the iron gate and died. >> he rescued numerous people out the window and down ladders, some from the fifth floor and above. >> reporter: the fifth floor hallway is where investigators think the fire started. this young man from maryland was sleeping over with friends on the first floor. >> i first seen a little girl like burnt from head to toes. we see a lady burnt. >> reporter: so they sprang into action racing up stairs with the fire extinguisher which turned their hands blue. >> we were no,ing on people's doors like wake -- knocking on people's doors like there's a fire going on. wake up. >> reporter: it was smoky, dark. they could hardly breathe. 130 residents who live in the 63 apartments were displaced. a shelter was set up at the nearby columbia heights community center. karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> gunfire erupts outside a funeral leaving one of the mourners dead. tonight police are making a slew of arrests. find out how cops are connecting four members of the same family to the crime. >>> and you think traffic is dead now? it could soon be a whole lot worse in one area. a local senator got a look at the troubles firsthand today. >>> and we couldn't let this one pass us by. sue palka celebrating 25 years here at fox 5. a lot of surprises planned tonight. you're not going to want to miss it. stick around.  >>> appear arrest in the brazen daylight murder at a -- an arrest in the brazen daylight murder at a d.c. funeral, the family affair next. ssll >>> not even 24 hours after that deadly shooting outside a funeral d.c. police have made several arrests including one of the suspected gunmen. the gunfire killed jamal cotes as he left a friend's funeral along busy u street in northwest. fox 5's roby chavez live with how police zeroed in on these suspects. >> reporter: police made a quick arrest but are still looking for another gunman and information about another car including a 2001 white buick. prosecutors say brandon miller, the man arrested, admitted to police he was at scene and even gave two people a ride to the u street area. witnesses helped police crack this case. 21-year-old jamal cotes died while attending a funeral and now his family prepares his own funeral. community members remember a man who struggled to stay clean. >> a really complicated kid. of all the kids i worked with in d.c. he may have been the biggest moments of joy and light and maybe my largest moments of frustration. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after the shooting d.c. police arrested 21-year-old brandon miller. he lived at this home on gerard street northwest. police also found five guns here including automatic weapons and a 9-millimeter gun. it's the same type of weapon that killed cotes. documents indicate he was shot three times including once in the head. investigators now believe there was an exchange of gunfire on u street. a gun was found in the overturned suv. the driver seen here was also shot but survived. what happened here on u street yesterday was without any question one of the most brazen shootings that's ever happened in d.c. brandon miller shook his head several times in court seeming to deny the murder charge. however, prosecutors say they have four witnesses that saw it all. they also have surveillance video that places the car speeding away from the scene and a witness who got the alleged get-away car's tag number which led police to miller and his northwest home. they also recovered the car. chief cathy lanier is asking more witnesses to come forward to help make the case. >> i will say it was a car that we are asking information about, that car was used to leave the scene and we know that or believe that the shooter and possibly a second person was in that car and that's why we not people who saw that car or may have seen the car to call us. >> reporter: court documents reveal more of what happened as gunfire rang out at the funeral of ashley mccray. prosecutors say cotes had just left that funeral and was sitting in this suv at the corner of 13th and u street when gunmen wearing masks shot into the suv with semiautomatic pistols. today the chief says at least one more suspect is still on the loose. >> we have done a lot of great work in the last 12 hours. we've got a lot more to do. so we're still looking for any information that we can get as we move forward. we do still believe that there is at least one other person that we're looking for. >> reporter: now in court today defense lawyers say none of the witnesses or those police statements identify the suspect arrested as the man in the car. no matter, though, because miller admitted to police he was in his car at the scene and sped away with two people inside. now one other note. as we showed you first last night on fox 5 news police also arrested miller's father, mother and sister after a search of their home on girard street turned up five guns including an assault rifle. >> thank you. >>> the handgun a maryland toddler used to accidentally shoot himself in the chest was reported stolen from a federal law enforcement officer's car three weeks ago. 2-year-old mature row longu s found -- mario longu s found a pistol in their apartment. police have charged his brother and his brother's girl friend with stealing the gun. the toddler is in serious condition. >>> a fairfax county man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl is now in jail. the man was a teachers aide at a daycare in centreville. fox 5's matt ackland has more on the arrest. >> reporter: this mugshot was sent to us from officials in jefferson county, new york. 22-year-old siyamand salehzadeh is sitting this in jail for an alleged crime that happened here at this mini land daycare in centreville. police say he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl. >> we obtained warrants on friday, september 24th. >> reporter: but the daycare worker was nowhere to be found. authorities put out a nationwide alert. they say he was trying to cross into canada from new york state. >> he was crossing over. he was detained by u.s. border patrol and turned over to state police. >> reporter: officials at miniland private day school sent us this statement saying it has met with all parents and staff and continue to offer support during this difficult time. but police say they don't believe any other children are involved. still they are advising parents to speak with their kids. >> kids don't understand, but they know when they don't like something. they know when something doesn't feel right. so we encourage open communication with your child. >> reporter: we're told salades da -- told salades da did have to pass a background check before working on the the daycare. we went to his house but no one opened the door. although fairfax county police say they don't believe there there were any other young victims here. we are sold that there are two other investigations underway, one by child protective officers and also an internal investigation here at miniland. in centreville matt ackland, fox 5 news. >>> security on alert across the globe after police uncover an alleged terror plot. we have details on the plan. one suspect is spilling it to investigators still ahead. >>> and fox 5 is taking you on an idol road trip, local contestants getting their shot in front of a new judging panel. we'll take you to jersey coming up. l right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> a recent barrage of drone strikes in afghanistan apparently helped stop a terror plot that reportedly called for multiple your peep cities. we have the report -- european cities. we have the report that the massacres were modeled after something that happened two years ago. >> reporter: mumbai india, 2008, hotels, a train station all hit with commando style attacks by militants leaving 166 dead. fox news confirms u.s. authorities have exposed a similar style of simultaneous attacks planned by al qaeda targeting sites in the uk, france, germany, possibly denmark frequented by foreigners including americans. >> whatever maximizes visibility, whatever instills the greatest fear and the greatest number of people. >> reporter: the recent wave of drone attacks unleashed on the terrorist rich border area with pakistan is said to be an attempt by the u.s. to disrupt the plot. president obama is reported to be monitoring the situation and america is on top of it according to the secretary of homeland security. >> we know that al qaeda and their affiliates are out there. they are determined to attack targets in the west, be they so- called hard targets or soft targets. >> reporter: the principal figure in the plot is a german of afghan descent who worshiped at the same mosque in hamburg as 9/11 plotters. he was picked up in july after training in afghanistan with al qaeda. sources in germany tell fox news his sources were vague and motives unclear but with an al qaeda senior operative said to be moving yet more terror suspects towards europe, the u.s. apparently thought it best to move early. >> what we have been told is that the attack was not in the execution phase. it was still somewhere back in the planning phase. >> reporter: paris has been on high alert the past few weeks while authorities there say it was not a response to this particular plot. others in the uk and germany say they're aware and ready. >>> hard to imagine, but the commute in northern virginia could soon get worse. the eye popping results of a traffic test completed before thousands of extra commuters cram into one very shawl space. >>> the judges table may look a lot different, but the local contestants are still as nervous as ever. we'll take you to the first round of idol auditions up in jersey next. ananiges ananiges words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> everybody who lives around here knows we have the second worst traffic in the nation. now new worries, the new defense building is going up along i-395 in alexandria, virginia. virginia senator jim moran took a test ride to see the traffic situation for himself today. fox 5's john henrehan with the reason for the concern. >> reporter: if you ask a motorist to describe current rush hour traffic on interstate 395 in virginia, here's what you get. >> maybe 15, 20 miles per hour. >> bad situation. if you don't have anything in the car to spend your time, i mean how long you can listen to music or how long you can listen to radio? >> reporter: well, traffic on 395 is probably going to get appreciably worse one year from now when the defense department opens adjoining office towers along the highway in the west end of alexandria. 6,400d.o.d. workers will be shifted here primarily from the office buildings in crystal city which in a post 9/11 world are deemed insufficiently hardened in the event an attempted terrorist attack. the new buildings are being constructed to modern security standards, bunt like crystal city which has a -- but unlike crystal city which has a metro stop, west alexandria will rely on shuttle buses to a large degree. congressman jim moran decided to test the shuttle bus service from the franconia springfield metro station. because there's no hov exit at seminary road, the shuttle bus had to use the regular slow lanes of traffic on i-395, a trip of 7 1/2 miles. >> this took 50 miles. >> reporter: 50, 5-0? >> 50 minutes. it will be raining tomorrow so, it will probably take over an hour. >> reporter: shuttle buses from the opposite direction the pentagon metro stop will probably run more weekly like the cars on the left because they're run -- quickly like the cars on the left because they're running counter to the rush hour flow. the senator wants d.o.d. to pay for it and the new federal employment center is scheduled to open one year from now. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> i gave mr. moran a pay raise and a hike in elevation in status. he is not a senator. congressman moran. trying to talk his fellow legislators into limiting parking at the new facility for defense workers until traffic improvements are in place, my apologies. >>> some feel stephen colbert's rallies are getting a big boost from a political pundit. aryan a huffington is offering free rides for anyone who wants to go to their rallies. last night huffington announced she's giving free bus rides to anyone who shows up at their offices. >>> american idol hit the road again this time stopping in new jersey for auditions and some locals snagged an audience with the new judges. we sent fox 5's sherri ly to jersey city to catch up with one of them. >> reporter: rained jackson is sitting in simon -- randy jackson is sitting in simon cowell's old seat, but he said no one will ever say you've become the new cowell, cowell, you're a dog. this season is an american idol remix, but the drill is the same for the contestants. kelly powers came a long way from wood ridge virginia but never thought american idol was for her. >> i never wanted to do the show. >> reporter: her friends and family convinced her to give it a try. now she's in jersey city hoping american idol will help make her singing dreams come true. >> this is it for me. this is really what i'm meant to do. i know that in every bone in my body. >> reporter: her mother remembers hearing kelly sing in the back seat of the car at the age of 2 and knew she had something special. >> it's very exciting. i'm really, really proud of her. i know that she can do this. she's come a long way. >> reporter: life hasn't been easy. her father died young and she's taken care of an older sister with mental illness. two years ago she was accepted to berkeley school of music but couldn't afford it. >> mine like most of the obstacles -- i mean like most of the obstacles she's been through in her life, most of us won't even go through half of the stuff she's been through. >> reporter: with this year's new judges more people like kelly may have a shot. >> we work with them a little bit more i think than maybe you've seen in the past. we give them more of a chance. >> reporter: that doesn't mean the idol judges are easy. >> i think they all know what they're getting into and i try to judge them fairly and those that don't know what they're here for. >> reporter: for kelly this is her chance, a chance to go to hollywood. >> this is my dream. this is all i've ever wanted to do. there's been a lot of setbacks in my life. >> reporter: we can't reveal which contestants made it to hollywood. you'll have to wait and watch in january. up next for american idol, milwaukee this weekend. in jersey city sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> the storm force all over that big storm being fueled by the tropic, the trouble rolling in as we speak. sue is pouring over the latest data and has more ahead. ssll  >>> this fox 5 stock market report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. live life heroically. n >>> a health alert for parents of infants. those positioners meant to keep babies lying on their backs could do more harm than good. the fda says 12 babies have died over the last 13 years because they rolled oh anyway. they either got -- over anyway. they either got trapped between the positioner and the crib or got suffered in between the positioner itself. the american academy of pediatrics say there's evidence the positioners do any good. >>> if recess was your favorite period of the school day, imagine getting a little recess at work. sounds fun. take a look. medical experts say it is a good idea. employers would take a 10 minute break to go through a series of dances and routines and sportlike moves. the concept has been part of japanese business culture for years. offices with these programs in place say they're workers are more energetic and more focused. >>> more than 800 burglaries in two months. >>> plus staying on top of it a developing story, a bus plummets 45 feet off a sky ramp along interstate 270, the latest details from the crash scene. >>> deep tropical moisture is set to pour into our area. when will it be out of here? >>> talking a 24 hour, 48 hour rain event? >> 24. i think it will be mostly over by this time tomorrow night, but the eastern shore may still be getting rain. it's an interesting setup and rather complicated, definitely going to be heavy rain. in some spots there could be a lot more rain than in others. i'll try to get it sorted out here in the next three minutes. i want to let you know it is steadily moving from south north. we've been watching some of these huge rain totals down over the eastern carolinas where they're now under a tornado watch and yes, this is all tropical moisture that we are seeing. it's beginning to fill in, but you can see north of d.c. they haven't seen much of anything yet. let's look at our max hd satellite and radar. look at the fetch of moisture coming up, all this heavy stuff we've been watching down through the wilmington area moving up closer to raleigh, all of this was once the remnants of tropical storm nicole as well as our tropical storm matthew that we saw going into central america and just an entire sort of a conveyor belt of moisture coming out of the caribbean. that's what we've been watching tonight and that's what's slated to come in our direction. now a tornado watch has been issued for much of coastal south carolina and north carolina right up into southeastern virginia and tornadoes are a real threat when we have tropical systems going by. some of the thunderstorms tomorrow in our area could rotate, although they do tend to be weaker storms. we've got this east coast tropical highway with all of the abundant tropical moisture moving to the north and it's just got this one spot it has to funnel through right up the east coast and that's why we know we'll have this period of very heavy rain coming in and it will be here for the morning rush hour. flash flood watch will begin at midnight and go through the day tomorrow and yes, we are talking about inches of rain and concerned about any thunderstorms that could pop up. there is a slight chance they could be strong to severe with winds that could gust to 60 or higher and maybe spin a little bit producing isolated tornadoes. that threat will primarily be from 95 on east and probably tomorrow afternoon. so here's probably one of the most important things we can show you, what a great tool our max hd futurecast is. at 10:00 tonight it is seeing correctly the heavier rain starting to come up from the south. we have pause this at 8:00 in the morning when so many of you may be driving and you can see that heavy rain. it's mostly to our west along sort of between interstate 81 and 95 in the morning. at the noon hour we're seeing more of an intense band maybe with some thunderstorms in it and at 6:00 look at the band right there. i think they'll see really heavy rain inside this band while maybe some other areas aren't getting quite as much. the band is still there on the eastern shore at 11:00 and friday morning at 8 a.m. it's off the coast, but it's been holding together for a long time. within that band we could have some really huge totals. we could also see a couple showers trying to swing through western pennsylvania, maybe affect our mountains on saturday as well. how much rain are we talking about, though? in general i think we're talking 3 to 6 inches, a lot more for the carolinas. over 18 inches already for wilmington, epic flooding down there. mostly 3 to 6 inches, lesser amounts maybe to our west, 2 to 4 inches, but within that band i was mentioning there could be some much bigger amounts if we get what is called training thunderstorms. that will produce some big rain totals. i'm talking over 6 inches. we'll be watching that feature very closely tomorrow in the weather center. meanwhile here's your five-day forecast. we get it mostly done with tomorrow. so that's the good news, 77 degrees. friday maybe a morning shower at 75 and then nice looking for the weekend. we might have to insert an early morning shower perhaps on saturday or something in the afternoon, but the rest of the weekend looking so good, isn't it, guys? 66 devil that's going to help those skins out -- 66 degrees? that's going to help those skins out. philly won't know what to do with all the rain they're getting. it's an awful lot of rain for a lot of places and we'll have it tomorrow morning. >> we not to tell you tonight we not to congratulate -- we want to tell you tonight we want to congratulate our colleague and friend sue palka. it was on a night almost close to this date a quarter century ago sue debuted on the air joining the fox 5 news team with hurricane gloria. >> sue is without a doubt the best forecaster in town. we are so fortunate to work with her. >> oh, my good,ness. >> so tonight we celebrate her incredible 25 years of service with a look back at her time here. laura evans now with a trip down memory lane layne. >> guess what, they don't have me over -- lane. >> guess, what they don't have me over there with the cameras. so i'm going to tell you when people stop me on the street -- >> can we all imagine that? >> when people stop me on the street, one of the first things out of their mouths is i love sue palka and i always tell them what you see is what you get and it's true. you are genuine, warm. you're excellent at what you do. >> oh, thank you. >> you love 2 to do it. it's so fun to watch you do it because you're so good at it. tonight we want to take a trip down memory lane back to the beginning. >> it's a long trip. >> to the beginning of an era. take a look. >> an era. ♪you're still the one >> it has been absolutely gorgeous today. >> reporter: and that is where it all began. when sue palka joined fox 5, she brought with her not only a sunny disposition, but a great enthusiasm for weather forecasting. >> it's worth peeking at these weather maps tonight because we do have another little spring sampler coming for you. >> reporter: and sue has seen it all. >> by the time it starts raining this hard, most people inside have gotten shelter from the storm. >> reporter: but this woman not only loves the weather, she loves to experience the elements firsthand like in july of '96 when hurricane bertha made landfall in wilmington north carolina. she watched the eye of the storm pass overhead as she reported live morning, noon and night for several days. >> pat, would you like to change places with me? >> no. sue, you're doing just fine down there. >> i wouldn't let you because this is a thrill. i hate to say it, but it's really great to be here. >> reporter: or the time she went tornado chasing in texas and oklahoma with scientists who were learning more about tornado development. >> this is what's called the rear plank down draft, very powerful part of the storm and one that these scientists are trying to learn a lot more about. >> reporter: it's her personable style that keeps us watching. sue is one of us. she's fun to be around, frequently, easy to like and being -- friendly, easy to like and being part of the community and including the community in her reporting has been her signature. >> i was wondering if there's any place i can get a weather report here. >> i love a party and halloween is great. >> oh, thank you for being so sweet. actually that made me forget my fear of heights for a second. it's me from 1978. i'm retro sue this year. >> reporter: that was halloween 2008 wearing a dress she wore 21 years earlier. sue has been with us in good weather and in bad. >> check out the snow totals. >> reporter: in good hairstyles and not so good, but she has spent the past 25 years serving our community teaching us about our weather, keeping us interested, informed and entertained. >> no rain for blue suede shoes in this five-day forecast. >> reporter: and so on your 25th anniversary, sue palka, your colleagues, past and present, congratulate you. >> she gave both of us our start really. she taught me weather. she really did. >> did she? >> yeah. >> we spent a lot of time together at channel 5. we experienced the good times. we celebrated your emmy awards. we experienced the bad times, your daughter liz throwing up in my corvette. >> sue, all the best to you after 25 years of great enjoyment at channel 5. wish i could be with you. >> hey, sue, congratulations, 25 years, wow. you're lucky you actually came to d.c. when you were 15 so, that only makes you 40. congratulations. you look great and you are a gem in this industry! >> hi, sue, as the oldest guy in town, we not to congratulate you on 30 years here. >> no, no, 25. you've been 30. i've been 25 and now sue say junior member at 25 years. -- is a junior member at 25 years. >> only 25. and what fun we've all had. >> congratulations, sue, we have love you. >> 25 more years. >> happy anniversary, happy anniversary! >> that's amazing. >> they are crazy. >> i just hope my husband was dvring the show tonight so i can play to ever and over. >> you guys didn't hear this, but the first blouse sue had on, she said i still have this blouse. >> i literally just washed it yesterday. >> sell it on ebay tomorrow. >> i do have the plaid dress because my little secret was when i applied at fox 5 i was expecting my daughter liz and didn't not them to know i was pregnant. so i bought rather boxy outfits to hide my secret until they hired me and then i sprang the surprise on them. >> i'm going to be off for about six months. >> i said three weeks max. that's all i took. >> wow. all right. well, because this is such a momentous occa
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happened while karen gray houston was on the air live updating election results. >> those are the people who were targeted by the get out to vote effort of the -- oh, my gosh. don't get too frightened. somebody leaned against the glass. >> we are told the volunteer fell through a nine by nine foot window and was bleeding pretty badly from the head. the good news here, the man was able to walk to an ambulance. so far though, no word on his condition this morning. >>> now, to the prince george's county race for county executive. let's talk about that. that was rushern baker beating the four challengers. we continue with this morning's team coverage with stacy cohan. she is live in upper marlboro with the latest there. >>> we are outside the county administration building. it is home to the county executive and will soon have a new inhabitant in the form of one rushern baker. this is bake are's third attempt to win the county executive race. it appears the third time was the charm. he beat out a field of four other candidates but his many candidate was michael jackson. interestingly,
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the same time, council voted to block more money from going to his company. karen gray houston has more. >>> omar karim showed up because a d.c. court judge ordered. >> there has been no wrongdoing. >> reporter: for a year, the council has been investigating banneker ventures and its contracts to renovated city parks an crec centers. at issue, how an estimated $86 million skirted the council review process. >> we are here because we had to get a motion to compel for evidence and information that we thought was important to the case. >> reporter: councilmember harry thomas says a number of companies have been associated with the dollars that went into the project. >> one of those was liberty law where we know great sums of money went into the perceived contractors and then want you out to the other firms. we wanted it find out what the expenditures were and where they were going. >> he has never disagreed with talking about the park contract. the investigation wanted to get into a host of other business interests of his that did not involve d.c. government funds. >> reporter: bolden
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about the healing, allison. >> karen gray houston is in there too. and thank you for coming out and sharing the hepped line with us today. live from northeast. >>> it was a summer of discontent for many military families with news of widespread burial blunders at arlington national cemetery. fax 5 spoke with the family of one arlington marine to see if their son was in the wrong grave. it was unearthed to see whether he was part of the disturbing statistic. bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: visiting arlington from their home in canton, ohio. scott and melissa warner have just identified the remains of their 19-year-old heath. he was killed by a roadside bomb in iraq four years ago. he was buried with full military honors. but was he resting in peace where the army said he was. >> it was honoring heath and making sure that he had the digity to be dured where we were told he was buried. >> reporter: it turns out this was his final resting place, positively identified by this tattoo on his arm. but arlington recently found three others buried in the wrong grave. >> to have someth
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to behave in the process, shawn? and karen gray houston, thank you. >>> fox 5 continues to lead the way on the race to the d.c. mayor's office. two of the biggest supporters will join us in gray's corner, the former d.c. mayor marion barry will be here and fenty ally and ron moden. a can't-miss-debate on fox 5 news at 10. >>> othery voting is on the way to maryland. you have a few hours left to request one. you have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to fax or e-mail your questions. the mail-in deadline has passed. for details on requesting a ballot g to www.myfoxdc.com and click on web links. >>> it's the story that just keeps on giving. an onand off day, albert hainesworth is making front- page news. here's the latest on the future and the on going drama. >> reporter: last week about hainesworth and shanahan smoked about smoking cigars and having dinner together, i don't think that is going happen. espn is reporting the redskins have tightened albert's old team about a trade for the disgruntled defensive liveman. the reports are the titans are interested if the two sides could agree on comp
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for the one nation working together march. karen gray houston is live in the newsroom with what this is about. >> reporter: this march is being organized by civil rights leaders, union leaders, peace activists, celebrities and sports figures and that rally and cry is to help put america back to work and there are remarket events all over the country. today, local leaders in d.c. got on board. >> reporter: there is quite a history of marching on washington. martin luther king's 1963 rally to social justice is one that stands out. the income follows the million- man march with glen beck's restoring honor rally. on the same day as al sharpton's march to reclaim the dream. now comes the one nation working together march. >> we have more than 1600 buses confirmed. >> reporter: the head of the naacp joins the city council members, union activists and others to make an appeal to city residents to come on out saturday and sunday a message to congress, no matter who controls the house and senate after the mid-term elections. >> the obstructionism the u.s. senate hasn't all been republicans. t
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by the end of the year. >> karen gray houston, thank you very much. >>> a defeat for gay right groups trying to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy which bans gays from serving in the military. today republicans blocked consideration of a defense spending bill that would have lifted the ban. sherry ly is here with how it went down. >> reporter: democrats were counting on suzanne collins as the crucial 60th vote. in the end they didn't get that and even lost a vote of some democrats. in the final tally, democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to bring the legislation up for debate by a 56-43 margin. the repeal of the military ban was attached to the $726 billion defense spending bill, along with other controversial measures. how republicans and democrats accuse each other of political grandstanding with a mid-term elections just weeks away. >> they want to use this week for a political exercise. they want to weigh this bill down with controversy and a transparent attempt to show the interest groups they haven't forgotten about them ahead of the election. >> we just w
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karen gray houston has more. >> he's a friendly dog and emaciated, about 10 pounds and should weigh 20. the folks at the sheltver named him. thomas. this is thomas with officer jennifer gardener in his new temporary home. the washington humane society shelter on georgia avenue. the tiny poodle-schnauzer mix is making new friends. >> we named him yesterday and named him thomas. >> why thomas? >> after the maintenance man who found him. >> reporter: the dog was found behind the douglas-knoll apartment complex. the cage is next to the dumpster and wreaks of feces and urine. rena kelly was with the maintenance naman who discovered the dog. >> we were cleaning around the dumpster and heard something crying. the gentleman climbed over and pulled it out and put it inside and i went in and called animal control. >> reporter: his hair was matted and dirty and he's been shaved and groomed. people who live in the apartment building where he was found are outraged he was tossed out and left to die. >> what? how can someone do it to the dog? maybe someone couldn't pay the rent for the dog. they
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Sep 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
and more environmentally friendly. >> reporter: in arlington, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> we still have flight attendanty more this morning including a fox 5 investigation. >> i'm tisha thompson with channel 5. we saw that you parked in that handicapped space. may i ask you what your disability is? >> no, you can not. >> handicapped parking spots ate local metro spot not going to those in need. that person wasn't the only person we spotted i'm story you will only see here on fox 5 is coming up next. n ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> a fox 5 investigation. >> i noticed that you parked in one of handicapped spaces. may i ask what your disability ?'s. >> i don't have a disability. >> people caught on camera using handicapped spaces. >> this investigation is weeks in the making the handicapped parking spots at a local metro spot not going to those in need. >> our investigation started with a tip from a viewer saying we should look into who is using the ha
FOX
Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. thank you, karen gray houston. >>> d.c. mayor fenty said he is done with politics for now and will not run as an independent or republican in the november general election. at a late morning news conference, he thanked his supporters and said he will now get behind vincent gray, the man who soundly beat him in the democratic primary. paul wagner picks up the team coverage. >> reporter: adrian fenty declined to critique his campaign saying instead that the people spoke and he lost fair and square n. front of a small group of supporters, fenty smoke spoke without bitterness, saying he looked forward to helping gray get started. adrian fenty was all smiles as he greeted supporters and campaign workers at his georgia avenue headquarters, hours after losing to vincent gray he spoke positively about the city's future. >> i respect the democratic process and to me it would be overstepping my bounds to say as the incumbent mayor, i think the democratic nominee should do this or that and in fact, i'm here to support him. >> reporter: mayor fenty said he has had a great 10-year run in electe
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
misrepresented her message on kiss des christmas nation. she spoke at a d.c. church and karen gray houston was there. >> this church has hosted statesmen and civil rights leaders. it is undergoing a major renovation. that did not stop scherrly sherrod from retelling her story. >> this person was e-mailing me saying you should be ashamed of yourself. >> reporter: sherrod is still hauntedded by this video. it was a speech she gave to the naacp but a conservative blogger posted excerpts that seemed to show she withheld assistance from a georgia farmer because he was white. >> i just knew the administration would support me. >> reporter: sherrod was talking about her own racial transformation but the truth did for the get out until she was forced to resign. president obama apologized. she declined an offer to go back to agriculture p. she says she is suing the blogger. >> do the right thing and god will help you through any situation. >> reporter: folk who heard her remarks had this to say. >> it gives us a new perspective on how people are being treated. >> she spoke directly to life, pain, t
FOX
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
about possible vote buying. karen gray houston joins the action from the newsroom. >> reporter: the two candidates are trying to convince people to come out and vote tomorrow and both adrian fenty and vincent gray are fielding accusations about buying. >> reporter: in the wind, what is noticeable, the difference in style. fenty saying votes are what i have done, not for who i am. >> crime's down, education is up. services have never been stronger. >> reporter: vincent gray, the consensus building council chairman is stalling for votes surrounded by security. >> do you have security? >> yeah. >> do you think it's necessary? >> people have convinced me because of the behaviors at other events during the campaign. >> reporter: and then there is fenty ride alone in his smart car with no trailing police detail. there is that phone camera video that shows gray supporters trying to lure voters to the polls with $10 gift cards. >> i think when the board of elections referred it to the state attorney's office, i think they did the right thing. i will let them investigate it. this is an effort to
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
fire to rescue people trapped by the flames. karen gray houston is live with the latest. >> reporter: what happened here at 3132, 16th street was tragic. one man killed, several people critically injured, includeing a 2-year-old toddler and there was some dramatic efforts to rescue people and we're waiting for the latest word on what is happening. the fire chief is holding a news conference and updating us on the latest. >> woke up upstairs wax, what is going? there is a fire going on. get out. >> reporter: it was pandemonium, 3:45 in the morning and residents woke up to billowing smoke and to fire. a 911 call went out. firefighters arrived finding out what is going o. the nephew said he woke up his 38-year-old uncle. for a translator, he tells us, he climbed out the window first and using a telephone chord. >> and then i started thinking what to do and that is when i grabbed a telephone cable, tied it up to that refrigerator and threw it out the window. >> reporter: he made it to a tree lebow -- below and jumped. his uncle jumped and unfortunately landed on the iron gate and died. >
FOX
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
window as fox 5's karen gray houston was on the air live. >> those are the people worm targeted by the get out to vote effort of the -- oh, my gosh. don't get too frightened. somebody leaned against the glass and it broke out. this campaign headquarters used to be -- >> a bit of a ruckus broke out as fenty supporters tried to block cameras from filming the aftermath. >>> in the race to defeat vincent gray, at-large count sill member kwame drown faced off against vincent orange and dorothy douglas. brown take the primary decisively with 55% to orange's 39%. douglas captured 6% of the vote. >>> we now turn to the race in prince george's county to county executive. rushern baker is claiming victory after beating four challengers. we will continued with this morning's team coverage with stacy cohan. she is live in upper marlboro with the latest there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning f persistence counts, well then it certainly paid off for rushern baker. his third attempt at winning the top job in prince george's county, that being the job of county executive. yes, he apparentl
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 7:00am EDT
: in the district, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> sher rod's speech was part of a new feature called sundays with those who have made a contribution to the nation and the african-american community. >>> the president went to st. john's church on sunday. this is the fourth time the obamas have attended st. johns. every sitting president since james madison has visited. >>> at howard university hundreds gathered at a memorial service for walters. among his many accomplishments, shaping campaigns for reverend jessie jackson. dr. walters taught life lessons. >> he said don't measure yourself by them, you are better than that. and i'll never forget those words. and the respect we had for him was so great, i took my little b-minus and walked out. >> walters was thrust into the segregation debate after he took a seat at a wichita, kansas, in the civil rights movement. >>> it is 8:10 on this monday morning. poverty rate is at the highest level in 15 years. we'll look at what this means for everyone, including d.c. residents when we come back. >>> and then the university of maryland ca
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 7:00am EDT
mayor fenty going up against his challenger vincent gray at the newseum. karen gray houston has the latest on the political front. [ chanting ] >> reporter: outside, before the candidates went at it, there was the hoopla. >> don't forget mayor fenty. rs ready and the slug fest was on. >> the issue of cronyism will not be a factor in the gray administration as it is in this administration where $82 million in contracts have gone to the fraternity brothers. >> surely he read the washington post editorial statement on sunday where it said, and i'll quote, mr. fenty's friends did not receive $82 million. >> reporter: fenty who trails gray by 14 points in a washington post poll also harped on a new team in his campaign. in his rush to make the side better, he said, he's made mistakes. >> i have to do a better job making people feel good about that change so they include it in a part of that. and i commit to that. >> reporter: vincent gray is skeptical. >> frankly, i don't think it's a change of heart, it's a change of strategy. >> reporter: the mayor does appear to be shifting gears. he
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
gray brought out councilwoman mary chay from ward 3 and he's more on both sides of the debate. karen? >> reporter: yo vince gray said it's just a coincidence that two days in a row, the two candidates for mayor have put women in a place for the campaign. and we asked them about fenty bringing his wife to the party. >> reporter: ward 3, upper northwest. lots of wealthy white residents and could play a pivotal role in the primary. >> you take two. >> reporter: the d.c. council chairman courting votes on the home turf of mary chay who wholeheartedly endorsed gray. >> going back somewhere, vince bray is progressive. >> to be able to have the support of someone who is as intelligent and thoughtful and hardworking as mary chay is incredibly uplifting. >> reporter: across up to, the celebration of another groundbreaking. ed a rain fenty appearing mayoral, announcing the upcoming renovation of the historic howard theatre and his wife making an impression after the museum debate. >> at this point in time, i feel compelled to speak. there are so many misconceptions about me husband. >> reporte
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
, gurvir, paul wagner and karen gray houston. they will all ask questions. some they generated, some the viewers sent in. we thank you for senting in your questions and concerns and hopefully you can get your answers today. this is how it will play out. each candidate will get 90 seconds for an opening statement. there will be a flipping of the coin. i have the coin in my hand, the actual coin that will be tossed. i think our news director will do that. i will hand that to phil. that is what will decide who gets to go first in terms of the opening statement. after that, the candidates will be over here behind their respective podiums. there will be a series of questions. each candidate gets one minute to address the question. they get 30 seconds for the rebuttal then another 30 seconds for the count erie put tall. the debate will last one hour. we will get in as many questions as we can in that hour. each candidate gets a one minute closing statement. i can tell you there is a lot of supporters on both camps outside the studios. they are still campaigning. this is a campaign that wil
CW
Sep 4, 2010 12:30am EDT
late edition. >>> sheets of rain, heavy wind,ú gray skies. hurriiane earl sideswipes the mid atlantic, just missing the state of maryland. path north, targeting new england. >> hello again, i'm jennife jeff barnes. iim karen parks. marylaad more than 150 miles %-packed quite a punch causing huge waves and some minor flooding. people already in ocean city for wwth the storm's power. >> it's definitely a sight to3 see. youudon't see this veryyoften. >> mother nature's pretty powerful. seeing it in he flesh ann blood, t's pretty lively. . >> ocean city is preparing to %-holiday weekend. the long >>> one person had the wrong idea during the storm. he's a surfer who decided to go outtinto the wavessduring the hurricann. well, that violated restrictions on swimming and surfing during the storm. the man received two $300 citttions. >>> ii thh meantime hurricane earl is moving away from us toward new england. now the sky is already gray up -here and the winds are picking up as well. %-the hardest as the hurricanet people there are already boarding up theer houses and storefronts, but
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